Authors

1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Fertility and Infertility Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran. PO. Box 6714869914

3 Department of anatomy & cell biology, Faculty of medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Faculty of medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

Abstract

Infertility could be considered as one of the diseases which cause many psychological problems such as low level of happiness. Beside the direct effects of infertility, other factors could affect the happiness level of the infertile women. This study was conducted to investigate these factors. In this descriptive-analytic study, a total of 130 women who visited our center in Kermanshah, Iran, were selected by using convenience sampling method. Demographic data questionnaire, the Spiritual Intelligence Self‐Report Inventory (sisri-24), Oxford happiness inventory (OHI) and Satisfaction with life scale (SWLS) were used to collect the data. In this study, the mean score for happiness level of the infertile women was found to be 30.98. The results, also, showed that there is a positive significant correlation between happiness with income, wife and the husband’s education level, life satisfaction and spiritual intelligence and its three subscales. Moreover, a significant but negative correlation was found to exist between the length of the infertility period and the happiness level of these women. Finally, the education level factor was found to be the most effective in predicting the happiness level of the infertile women. based on the findings of this study, the happiness level of the infertile women was lower than the rest of the population within the society. Considering the fact that some factors affects the happiness level of these people; therefore, interventions which could target these factors could increase these women’s happiness level.

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