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Infertile individuals' marital relationship status, happiness, and mental health: a causal model.

Ahmadi Forooshany SH, Yazdkhasti F, Safari Hajataghaie S, Nasr Esfahani MH - Int J Fertil Steril (2014)

Bottom Line: Disregarding the gender factor, marital relationship status was directly related to happiness (p<0.05) and happiness was directly related to mental health, (p<0.05).Also, indirect relation between marital relationship status and mental health was significant (p<0.05).These results were confirmed in women participants but in men participants only the direct relation between happiness and mental health was significant (p<0.05).

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Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: This study examined the causal model of relation between marital relation- ship status, happiness, and mental health in infertile individuals.

Materials and methods: In this descriptive study, 155 subjects (men: 52 and women: 78), who had been visited in one of the infertility Centers, voluntarily participated in a self-evaluation. Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital Status, Oxford Happiness Ques- tionnaire, and General Health Questionnaire were used as instruments of the study. Data was analyzed by SPSS17 and Amos 5 software using descriptive statistics, independent sample t test, and path analysis.

Results: Disregarding the gender factor, marital relationship status was directly related to happiness (p<0.05) and happiness was directly related to mental health, (p<0.05). Also, indirect relation between marital relationship status and mental health was significant (p<0.05). These results were confirmed in women participants but in men participants only the direct relation between happiness and mental health was significant (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Based on goodness of model fit in fitness indexes, happiness had a mediator role in relation between marital relationship status and mental health in infertile individu- als disregarding the gender factor. Also, considering the gender factor, only in infertile women, marital relationship status can directly and indirectly affect happiness and mental health.

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Figure 3: The causal model of relation between marital relationship status, happiness, and mental health.

Mentions: Based on the results of the table 5, fitness of the theoretical causal model of the study in women participants was confirmed. The model with path coefficients is presented in the figure 3. Based on this model, in women participants, marital relationship status had the indirectly effect on mental health through happiness (indirect effect= 0.177). The result of path analysis for men participants is presented in the table 6.


Infertile individuals' marital relationship status, happiness, and mental health: a causal model.

Ahmadi Forooshany SH, Yazdkhasti F, Safari Hajataghaie S, Nasr Esfahani MH - Int J Fertil Steril (2014)

The causal model of relation between marital relationship status, happiness, and mental health.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 3: The causal model of relation between marital relationship status, happiness, and mental health.
Mentions: Based on the results of the table 5, fitness of the theoretical causal model of the study in women participants was confirmed. The model with path coefficients is presented in the figure 3. Based on this model, in women participants, marital relationship status had the indirectly effect on mental health through happiness (indirect effect= 0.177). The result of path analysis for men participants is presented in the table 6.

Bottom Line: Disregarding the gender factor, marital relationship status was directly related to happiness (p<0.05) and happiness was directly related to mental health, (p<0.05).Also, indirect relation between marital relationship status and mental health was significant (p<0.05).These results were confirmed in women participants but in men participants only the direct relation between happiness and mental health was significant (p<0.05).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: This study examined the causal model of relation between marital relation- ship status, happiness, and mental health in infertile individuals.

Materials and methods: In this descriptive study, 155 subjects (men: 52 and women: 78), who had been visited in one of the infertility Centers, voluntarily participated in a self-evaluation. Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital Status, Oxford Happiness Ques- tionnaire, and General Health Questionnaire were used as instruments of the study. Data was analyzed by SPSS17 and Amos 5 software using descriptive statistics, independent sample t test, and path analysis.

Results: Disregarding the gender factor, marital relationship status was directly related to happiness (p<0.05) and happiness was directly related to mental health, (p<0.05). Also, indirect relation between marital relationship status and mental health was significant (p<0.05). These results were confirmed in women participants but in men participants only the direct relation between happiness and mental health was significant (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Based on goodness of model fit in fitness indexes, happiness had a mediator role in relation between marital relationship status and mental health in infertile individu- als disregarding the gender factor. Also, considering the gender factor, only in infertile women, marital relationship status can directly and indirectly affect happiness and mental health.

No MeSH data available.


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