Women’s well-being in Kerman province of Iran

Azadeh Tashakori, Shiraz University
Mehrnaz Hekmat, Azad University of Science and Technology
Dariush Bustani, Kerman University

Human being has always considered quality of life and wellbeing trying to use all the ways to have a better life. In this concern, people always seek to know what causes to create suitable conditions for good life. Women as a large part of a population always have been noticed by researchers in different fields of science. Research on women wellbeing is important because women are vulnerable part of society in Iran and have low social status. Therefore this study tries to investigate on socio -demographic factors that affect women’s wellbeing. This study may have a part to improve women’s status. This article is based on a study on women's wellbeing focusing on Diener's theory of Subjective wellbeing. The study has been a survey on 400 women aged 18-65 in Kerman City situated in south east of Iran. The results indicate that higher level of wellbeing is found among married women, small family size and people who have higher level of income and education. Having the benefit of better household appliances has also affected levels of wellbeing. In addition, significant relationship has been found between religiosity and women's well being.

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Presented in Poster Session 2