A survey on the human development index in the Provinces of Iran


Abdolkazem Neisi 1

1 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of health, Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran

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How to Cite: Neisi A. A survey on the human development index in the Provinces of Iran, Jundishapur J Health Sci. Online ahead of Print ; 2(1):55-62.


Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences: 2 (1); 55-62
Published Online: March 20, 2010
Article Type: Research Article




Marriage is a fundamental social behavior which affects the quality of family life and survival. The spouses especially women are the linchpin of the life in families. The youth idea related to their future marriage criteria and their difficulties ahead has an important role for this vital social behavior.

This study is a descriptive cross- sectional survey to evaluate the self- reported viewpoint of students related to their marriage criteria and its difficulties using a conducted questionnaire. We randomly chose 600 students who were studying in different university departments. Responds were collected directly and the data was analyzed using SPSS software.

The study shows %65 of different field studies who paticipate the study are female and %35 are male. For 82% of male and about 90% of female students believe that ethics is the most important criterion for choosing a spouse. Other criteria including education level, religious beliefs and responsibility of couple are priority of spouse choosing between 32% to 80% of students.

Both gender students believe that the ethical aspect plays an important role for their choosing; however the economic support especially for housing provision is a priority. Providing consulting and advising of their families for spouse choosing is essential, but they believe that the ultimate decision should provided by themselves.


Marriage priority marriage criteria spouse choosing

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