Volume 11, Number 2 (7-2016)                   Salmand 2016, 11(2): 226-233 | Back to browse issues page



DOI: 10.21859/sija-1102226

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Rafiee S, Toozandehjani H, Ahooei M R. Relationship of Lifestyle and Social Support With Marital Satisfaction of Elderly Population. Salmand. 2016; 11 (2) :226-233
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1018-en.html

1- MA Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Neyshabur, Iran. , rafieesussan@gmail.com
2- phd Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran.
3- ma Department of Psychology, Daneshvar Center for Higher Education, Farhangian University, Neyshabur, Iran.
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Objectives: Given the improvement in the personal and social health level of elderly people, the present study aimed to investigate the relationship of factors like lifestyle and social support with marital satisfaction in elderly people in Iran.

Methods & Materials: The present study employed a cross-sectional descriptive correlation method. The study population included 381 elderly people aged 60 years and above. They were selected from health care centers using random cluster sampling technique. The subjects were asked to complete the Erich’s marital satisfaction questionnaire, lifestyle questionnaire, and social support questionnaire. The data collected was analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistics (Pearson Correlation Coefficient and Stepwise regression) using SPSS 21 software.

Results: The outcomes of stepwise regression analysis indicated that lifestyle and social support serve as significant predictors of marital satisfaction among the elderly people in Iran (R2=0.46). However, there was no significant difference (P>0.05) between the contribution of lifestyle and social support towards marital satisfaction.

Conclusion: Our findings suggested that social support and lifestyle are the key elements in maintaining the stability of marital satisfaction in the elderly people.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2016/03/21 | Accepted: 2016/05/22 | Published: 2016/07/01

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