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Bidaki R, Ghazalbash H, Alesaeidi S, Ghazalbash Z, Barkhoordarian Ahmadabadi A, Kholasezade G. Frequency Distribution of Divorce Causes in Yazd City. SBRH. 2020; 4 (2) :537-544
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1- Department of Psychiatry, Research Center of Addiction and Behavioral Sciences, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
2- Clinical Psychology, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Mental Health, Yazd, Iran.
3- Department of Medicine Student, International University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
4- Department of Medicine Student, Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
5- Department of Psychiatry, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran.
Abstract:   (404 Views)
Background: Divorce, as a consequence of family disruption, is a common phenomenon within all communities. Considering the increased frequency of divorce cases in Yazd city during recent years, this study was conducted to investigate the distribution of divorce causes and aimed to design an efficient program to deal with it.
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional analytic study was conducted on the data collected from 118 male and female individuals referring to Yazd courts with divorce requests during  12 months. The participants were randomly selected and asked to complete a researcher-made questionnaire about the divorce. one of which include the participantschr('39') general information The second section contain 18 sub-scales and dealt with different causes of divorce. The collected data were analyzed by ANOVA using SPSS version 17.
Results: The most effective divorce factor was misunderstanding and disagreement (44.9%), while the least important factor was friends (1.7%). Based on the results, the involvement of friends had the lowest effect on the incidence of divorce (1.7 %), while misunderstanding and disagreement were among the most frequent causes of divorce (44.9 %). Causes of divorce included addiction, unemployment, delinquency and infidelity, mental illness, violence, insults, and immorality. In terms of gender differences and economic conditions, a significant difference was revealed in the divorce rate in this respect, as well as other factors of divorce. The findings also representea a significant difference in the divorce rate with respect to education status (p = 0/6).
Conclusion: The findings showed that disagreement was the main underlying cause of divorce. Disagreement includes various moral, cultural, and religious aspects. Infidelity was also another most frequent cause of divorce in Iran and other countries. Considering different factors that affect the incidence of divorce, some strategies should be seriously consider before and after marriage to prevent and decrease its frequency within the society.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Divorce
Received: 2019/10/4 | Accepted: 2020/11/9 | Published: 2020/11/20

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