A Study of the Relationship between Family Values and Tendency to Marriage among Female High School Students in Qaemshahr City

Document Type: Original Article


Department of Sociology, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University, Babol, Iran


The main objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between family values and marital tendency among female high school students in Qaemshahr city. To answer the main research question, five hypotheses with independent variables (rituals and traditions, spouse selection criteria, decision making system, intergenerational gap and also accountability) together with dependent variable of “marriage tendency” have been developed. Based on its objective, the present research is applied and based on its nature and method it is a survey. The population of this study are 1400 female high school students in Qaemshahr city. The sample size is compiled based on the Morgan table of 302 people. The results of the analysis of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov Tests and the Pearson correlation coefficient indicated that there is a relationship between family values (rituals and traditions, spouse selection criteria, decision-making system, intergenerational gap and accountability) and marriage tendency in female secondary school students.


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