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Desire And Attitude to Marriage in Unmarried Iranian Youth: a Qualitative Study
Maryam Keshavarz1, Mohammad Shariati2, Abbas Ebadi3, Zahra Behboodi Moghadam4
1Department of Reproductive Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Tehran, Iran
2Department of community medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Tehran, Iran
3Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Life style institute, Faculty of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4Department of Reproductive Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Tehran, Iran

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Keywords : Desire, Marriage, Iranian youth
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Objectives : Due to importance of marriage in providing the society structure, foundation for family formation and expansion of the generation, also due to considering the decline of marriagerate in Iran, this study designed to explore desire and attitude to marriage in Iranian youth.

Materials and Methods:Participants included 22 unmarried Iranian youth who were selected by purposive and snowball sampling in the capital of Iran, Tehran. Interviews were carefully recorded and concurrent with data collection, analysis was done based on the directed content analysis method. After securing the data saturation, interviews were finished and categorized data.

Results:A total of 4 main categoriesand 12 sub-categorieswere derived from the results of current study in terms of attitude to marriage in Iranian youth. Main categories including: sense of excellence, achieve to calm, achieving stability and the necessity of marriage.

Conclusion:The concept of marriage in terms of Iranian youth is an essential element that can help to create a sense of stability, achieve calm in life and ultimately leads to excellenceof individuals. As a whole, the attitude to marriage was positive in unmarried Iranian youth,but marriage rate is definitely falling in Iran. Identificationof effective factors in reducing marriage rates can be addressed in future national research.

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