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Hasanvand B, Nosrati F, Jahanbakhshie Z, Keshavarz Afshar H. Exploring the development of mental security in divorced women: A qualitative study. Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry 2023; 10 (4) :147-160
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1- PhD Student, Department of Counseling, Aras International Campus, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran , Fnosrati@ut.ac.ir
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
4- Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: Marital separation is a significant life event that often results in a stressful and challenging period for both parties involved. This period may be particularly intense for women. Understanding the factors that can mitigate these conditions is crucial for managing this transitional phase effectively.
Aim: This study aimed to elucidate the process of mental security development in divorced women using a qualitative approach.
Method: This phenomenological study employed a qualitative method. The sample population comprised women from Al-Shatar City, Selseleh County, Lorestan Province, Iran, who had been divorced for a period ranging from 6 months to 6 years during 2021-2022. 18 participants were selected through purposive sampling and the data were collected using semi-structured interviews. The MAXQDA software was utilized to streamline the coding and analysis processes.
Results: The results identified 4 key factors influencing the development of mental security in the divorced women studied: grounding factors, revealing factors, sustaining factors, and stabilizing factors. These factors collectively resulted in physical, mental, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral effects, thereby laying the foundation for mental security in these women.
Conclusion: Mental security in divorced women is a multi-faceted construct influenced by various factors. Identification of these factors may vary across different environments, cultures, and societies. Recognizing these factors can inform the development of effective strategies to enhance mental security of divorced women.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2023/02/7 | Accepted: 2023/07/5 | Published: 2023/09/17

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