The Review between Occupation and Life Satisfaction in Isfahan Women

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor in Sociology, Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan Branch

2 Ph.D. Student of Sociology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran


The subject of women occupation outside the home possible and negative effects of their own or family is including the controversial issues contemporary Iranian society. The changes due to industrialization and become smaller family caused to increase free time for the women and more opportunities to pursue education and find the occupation outside the home. The research conducted on social effects for this issue obtained different results which made difficult to extract its general extract. Therefore, the purpose of current research for the review between the occupations outside the home with its satisfaction amount is from various aspects of their lives. The research method employed was survey and data collection tools of questionnaire. Statistical population of the research includes all women and after Isfahan of which 400 people (218 people employed and 182 people housekeeper) were selected and studied as sample. The research tools have face validity and its final Cronbach's Alpha coefficient was equal to 0.88. The findings showed that average score for life satisfaction in all four its aspects (Satisfaction with living conditions, your satisfaction, family satisfaction and satisfaction with friends) and life satisfaction was generally a little higher than the average and no significant difference was found between the average scores in women employed and housekeepers.