The Psychological Health of A couple Planning for Divorce


  • Ali Ahmed ALHatab College of Nursing, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq



Psychological Health, Couple Planning, Divorce


Background:   One of the social phenomena that has come to be seen as a primary problem in the society is divorce, which has had a devastating impact not only on the institution of the family but also on society as a whole.

Objective:  To assess the Psychological Impact of Planning for Divorce and to find-out the association between the psychological health and their socio- demographic data for married couples planning a divorce.  

Material and Methods: Descriptive-Analytic study design was used to describe the variables and the relationships that occur among them in this study. This design was carried out in order to achieve the aims of the present study to identify the psychological impact on spouses planning divorce in Karbala Federal Court of Appeal / Presidency of the Karbala Criminal Court, the second body during the period from 12th December 2021 to 15th February 2022. Purposive sampling (nonprobability) of (70) spouses planning divorce in Karbala. The questionnaire it has 3 subscales (depression, anxiety, and stress). The data collection started by using questionnaire format and fill out sampling was obtained by spouses planning divorce in Karbala city. The process of collecting data for the researcher through the interview questionnaire to spouses planning divorce in Karbala Federal Court of Appeal, took time to fill the questionnaire time of 10-15 minutes and participants were asked to read the questionnaire. The correlation between psychological state and demographic characteristics has been examined using Chi-square tests.  

Result: This table shows that there is high significant and significant relationship between Depression with (Age at marriage, Age difference between spouses, do you want to return to a single life, does divorce negatively affect children, what do you think is the main reason for divorce in our society, Number of divorces) at p value < 0.05.

Conclusions: The majority of samples were had Psychological Impact of couples. There is a significant relationship between impact psychological health of planning for divorce with socio- demographic characteristics.


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ALHatab, A. A. (2023). The Psychological Health of A couple Planning for Divorce: . Kufa Journal for Nursing Sciences, 13(2), 44–53.

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