A Study on the Attitude of Unmarried Male Students of Ferdowsi University toward Marriage and its Affecting Factors

Document Type: Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran

2 MA Candidate, Department of Sociology, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran


Iran's young population structure has been highlighted the importance of addressing youth issues more than ever. Marriage is one of the stages that youth pass in their life. Today, marriage has become a major concern of young people that review  and understanding of this area is considered as one of the tasks of social researchers. This study aimed to measure the attitude of unmarried male students of Ferdowsi university toward marriage and factors affecting it. The method is survey and used instrument used here is the questionnaire. The statistical population is all of single male students at Ferdowsi university of Mashhad in 2010-11. Through random sampling 200 subjects who were selected. The results show that several variables including attitudes to women, life satisfaction, parents' relationships with each other and friends' attitudes about marriage influence the attitude towards marriage.