Emotional Divorce in Tehran City

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Student of Sociology, Tehran University

2 Assistant Professor of Faculty of Social Sciences, Tehran University

3 M.A. in Educational Psychology, Tehran University

4 M.A. in Demography, Tehran University


This article studies emotional divorce and the sociological factors effective on it in the city of Tehran. The statistical population of the research includes all the families residing in the city of Tehran and the sampling methodology is two-stage random and cluster sampling method. The theoretical framework of the research is a combination of the theory of structural functionalism and the theory of globalization of Anthony Giddens in the family domain. The methodology of the research is survey methodology and the data are gathered by researcher-made questionnaire. The results illustrate that the variables of ‘the discipline within family’ with -0.698, ‘the hierarchy of power in family’ with 0.631, and ‘the social capital in family’ with 0.563, have the most meaningful relationship with the amount of emotional divorce. Also the regression results of the research show that the independent variables of the research explain almost 0.665 of the variance and changes of emotional divorce.