Prediction of the Likelihood of Marriage and Non-marriage in Divorced Women Based on Personality Traits and Psychological Well-being


1 M.A in general Psychology, Islamic Azad University, ShahrGhods branch, ShahrGhods, Iran.

2 Assistant professor, Islamic Azad University, Astara branch, Astara, Iran.


Marriage is one of the important protective factors of persons’ subjective well-being. For most people, their relationship with the spouse or the partner is the most important interpersonal relationships throughout their lives. Objectives: The aim of present study was a prediction of the likelihood of marriage and non-marriage in divorced women based on personality traits and psychological well-being. Methods: The method of this research was descriptive and correlational and statistical society consisted of all divorced women who are a member of supporting the association of divorced women in Region 2 of Tehran in the winter and spring of 2015 and 2016. 200 persons were chosen by purposive and available sampling. For data collection, the participants responded to the Reef’s psychological well-being questionnaires and NEO-Five Factor Inventory. Logistic regression was used to analyze the data. Results: The results showed that among the psychological well-being dimensions, the environmental dominance dimension predicts the likelihood of remarriage positively (p <0.01) and autonomy dimension negatively (p < 0.05). Conclusion: Among personality factors, agreeableness and openness to experience dimensions predict the likelihood of remarriage positively (p <0.05) and neuroticism negatively (p <0.05).


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