The study of the relationship between maternal anxiety and number of children

Document Type : Brief Report


1 Assistant professor of Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

2 M.A. in family counseling, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Farhangian University, Birjand, Iran


Introduction: The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between the anxiety of mothers and the number of children.
Materials and Methods: The population of the study that conducted in the first three months of 2018 consisted of women in Alborz and Tehran provinces. Through simple random sampling, 384 mothers were selected. The instrument of this study was Spielberger's state-trait anxiety inventory (1970). Data were analyzed by Pearson correlation and regression analysis.
Results: The results showed that there is a positive correlation between the anxiety of mothers and the number of children (R= 118.0); and number of children can predict approximately 1.4% of the maternal anxiety variance.
Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrate the need to more attention in the fields of education and health about anxiety and the number of children of Iranian families to reduce the stresses about the more children.


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