A comparison of self-differentiation, identity styles and willingness to marriage in single-parent and two-parent students

Hanyeh Golparvar Atashi, Biuk Tajeri

Abstract


Objective: this study aimed self-differentiation, identity styles and willingness to marriage in single-parent and two-parent students. Method: The method in this study was descriptive-causal-comparative and an applied research concerning purpose. In this project, 100 single students (female) aged between 25-30 years in the Human Science faculty of Azad University Tehran South branch were selected by multi-stage cluster sampling method during 2014-2015 (1393-1394) and were randomly assigned to two experimental and control groups. Research tools included self-differentiation, identity styles and willingness to marriage in single-parent and two-parent female students and the data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance. Results: The results showed that all three variables of this study i.e. self-differentiation, identity styles and willingness to marriage in single-parent and two-parent students is different, and this difference is visible at the significance level of 0.05. Conclusion: It can be concluded that in terms of these three variables, the two groups are different, and this may be due to economic conditions or living problems with a single parent and the lack of father in the family, problems in the proper formation of identity and fear of suitable marriage due to being in a single-parent families.


Keywords


self-differentiation, identity styles, willingness to marriage, single-parent.

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