عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: This study was a comparative study of single and married people’s attitudes toward marriage function.
Method: The method of this study was qualitative research through content analysis. The sample contained 238 married and single people that were selected by convenience and purposive sampling methods from Teheran. Data collected through an open question. Subjects’ responses analyzed by content analysis nonparametric chi-square test.
Results: The subjects’ responses were categorized to 6 components of physical, psychological, social, economic, religious and spiritual functions. Comparing single and married men and women groups demonstrated significant differences in these categories. Single and married people’s opinions on marriage physiological function were consistent. Regarding psychological, social, and economic functions, opinions were not consistent. Single people mentioned these categories more than married people and married people mentioned religious and spiritual categories more than single people.
Conclusion: People consider some functions and benefits for marriage and still have tendency toward it.