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Rajabi G, Abbasi G A, Shamouni Ahvazi S. Mate Selection Styles (Free choice, Arranged and Mixed marriage) and Marital Satisfaction in Nurses . FPCEJ. 2015; 1 (1) :67-76
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1- Associate professor of consulting, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran , rajabireza@scu.ac.ir
2- Ph.D. Student in Family Counseling, Ahwaz Ahwaz, Iran, Ahvaz Shahid Chamran University
3- Education Organization of Khuzestan Province, Ahvaz, Iran
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Research shows that mate-selection styles have an important role in marital and relationship satisfaction. This study was conducted with purpose of to compare of marital satisfaction in married nurses according to mate-selection styles (free choice, arranged and mixed marriage). The present survey was descriptive-causal comparative study. A sample of 222 married nurses were selected using random sampling form two educational hospitals affiliated to Jundishapor University of Medical Sciences and four private hospital during 2015 and completed a Mate-selection Styles Questionnaire, and the Short Form of Marital Satisfaction Scale. The data analysis was conducted using One-way Analysis of Variance and SPSS-16 software. The findings showed that there was significant different in marital satisfaction among nurses with mateselection styles. Also, Scheffe follow-up test indicated that there were significant differences between nurses with free choice and arrange style, and between nurses with free choice and mixed style in marital satisfaction. But, there was not difference between nurses with free arrange and mixed style in marital satisfaction. Because the people with free choice mate-selection selected their partner according to the choice of self-filter are more satisfied than other pattern of mate-selection.

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