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1- MSc Student of Counseling in Midwifery, Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran and Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University Medical of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran) Corresponding Author , hosseiny.samane@gmail.com
3- Professor, Social Determinants of Health Research center, Mashhad University of Medical Science, Mashhad, Iran
4- MSc in Clinical Psychology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
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Background & Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the quality of couples' relationship with fertility desires of working women and their spouses. Materials & Methods: This descriptive correlational study was performed on 270 married working women and their spouses (total 540 couples) from 2017 to 2018 in Mashhad, Iran. Questionnaires of Couples’ Relationship Quality and Miller Reproductive Motivation were completed. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS software version 24 after ensuring the correctness of data entry. Results: In this study, a total of 540 people (270 couples) were included in this study with a mean age of 34.46±6.61 years for women and 38.15±6.97 years for men. There was a significant difference in the scores related to the quality of the relationship between men and women (P=0.001), which indicated that the average scores of couples' relationship in the group of working women is higher than their husbands. The mean of positive motivations in men and women was also different significantly (P=0.001). Furthermore, the mean of negative motivations in men and women was significantly different (P=0.001). Conclusion: The scores of the questionnaire of Couples’ Relationship Quality are directly related to the desire of fertility in working women. This in turn can affect the desire to have and raise the children. Therefore, paying attention to the quality of couples' relationship and strengthening and improving these relationships is suggested as a suitable way to promote mental health, happiness, and satisfaction of the marriage life.
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