Volume 17, Issue 2 (9-2019)                   sjsph 2019, 17(2): 121-132 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Student, Department of Reproductive Health, Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
2- Professor, Reproductive Studies and Women’s Health Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran-Corresponding , keramat1@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1837 Views)
Background and Aim: Happiness and benevolence in individual life and satisfaction in marital life are very important from a social point of view. Happiness is one of the most important factors for strengthening and sustainability of marital relationships.
Materials and Methods: A thorough search was done in the following data banks using the Persian and English key words happiness, marital satisfaction and Iran: Magiran, Pubmed, Web of Science, IranDoc, IranMedex and SID. In the initial search, 41 articles were found and studied. After reviewing the full texts of the articles, 8 papers were finally selected for analysis. Data were analyzed using the Revman software, the statistical test being meta-analysis (random effects model).
Results: In the 8 articles (published during the period 2006-2018) which were analyzed, the total number of study participants was 1563. The means of the completed Oxford happiness and Enrich's marital satisfaction questionnaires were 57.3 and 137.2, respectively
Conclusion: Based on the findings, it is concluded that there is a positive correlation between happiness and marital satisfaction of couples in Iran.Therefore, implementing appropriate educational and public health programs is necessary to strengthen the underlying factors of hope and happiness in order to increase the life satisfaction of couples and reduce family conflicts and divorces.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2019/09/18 | Accepted: 2019/09/18 | Published: 2019/09/18