A comparison of attitude toward marriage, attitude toward divorce and peer attachment of male high school students in divorced and intact families

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor of Psychology, Shahid Chamran University

2 M.A.student of Family Counseling

3 Associate Professor of Counseling, Shahid Chamran University



The purpose of the present study is to compare attitude toward marriage,
attitude toward divorce and peer attachment of male high school students in
divorced and intact families in Ahwaz. The population of this study
consisted of male students of divorced and intact families in Ahwaz. The
sample consisted of 240 male high school students, who were selected by
multi-phase sampling. The instruments used in this study were the Marital
Attitude Scale (MAS), Attitudes toward Divorce scale (ADS), and the
Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment (IPPA). The results of data
analysis showed that the boys, in intact families had a more positive attitude
toward marriage and more negative attitudes toward divorce than those in
divorced families. The results also revealed a significant difference between
peer attachment of the divorced and non-divorced families.


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