A Comparison of Mental Health, Anxiety, and Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder among Women in terms of Marriage Age

Fatemeh Matinmanesh, Asghar Sharifi


The current study aimed to explore the possible impact of women’s marriage age on their mental health, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The study adopted a causal-comparative methodology. The statistical population consisted of all the students at the University of Tehran in 2018. Through convenient sampling procedures, a total of 160 participants were included in the sample. General Health Questionnaire, Beck’s (1990) Anxiety Scale, and Mazlie’s (1997) Obsessive-compulsive questionnaire were used to collect the required data. The collected data were entered into SPSS (Version 20) and variance analysis and Tukey test were run. The results revealed the significant influence of women’s marriage age on their mental health, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The couples’ age difference was also shown to influence women’s mental health, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Further, it was found that the educational level would make a significant impact on their mental health, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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