Volume 26, Issue 4 (Winter 2019)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2019, 26(4): 353-362 | Back to browse issues page

DOI: http://doi.org/10.32592/JBirjandUnivMedSci.2019.26.4.107

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1- Student Research Committee, Birjand University of Medical sciences, Birjand, Iran
2- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Birjand University of Medical sciences, Birjand, Iran
3- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Birjand University of Medical sciences, Birjand, Iran , miri_moh2516@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Given the increasing divorce rate and vulnerability of divorced women in society, this study was aimed at the investigation adjustment status post-divorce and related factors in divorced women supported by the Birjand-based Relief Committee.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was performed on 160 divorced women covered by the Birjand Relief Committee by a multi-stage sampling method in 2018. A demographic questionnaire and the Fisher’s Divorce adjustment Scale were used for data collection. Data were analyzed by SPSS software (version19) and analyzed by independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, and Tukey post-hoc tests at α=0.05.
Results: The mean age of participants was 37.5± 6.2 years and the main cause of divorce in women was addiction of the spouse (44.4%). The total mean score of adjustment in women was 331.1± 56.3, where 62.7% had poor adjustment and 37.3% had moderate adjustment. The mean score of adjustment in employed women was significantly higher than in household women (p<0.001). The adjustment score increased significantly as the education level increased (p=0.027). The results also showed that there was no significant relationship between age, number of child, ex-spouse occupation, duration of the marriage, and years after divorce with post-divorce adjustment.
Conclusion: The results of the present study showed that divorced women, especially housewives and low-educated women, do not have a good adaptation status, therefore perform the interventions needed to improve the compatibility status it is suggested to officials and planners.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General Psychology
Received: 2019/04/24 | Accepted: 2019/07/21 | ePublished: 2019/12/15