عنوان مقاله [English]
The present study seeks to describe the degree and reasons of agreement or disagreement with advancement and doing Temporary Marriage (TM), as well as to explore the association between socio-demographic variables and agreement or disagreement with TM. The universe of study was all of 18-49 years old men and women who were residents of Babol and Babolsar cities in the Mazandaran Province. The subjects of the study were 336 respondents who have been selected on the basis of availability sampling method.This descriptive study is conducted via survey method and data has been collected through self-administered questionnaire. Descriptive findings of the study show that only 9.4 percent of respondents were agree with advancement of TM as a solution for marriage problem of youth in Iran. Furthermore, 26.5 percent of them were inclining to doing TM personally, as opposed to 58.3 percent who were not inclined. The most important reasons for agreement with advancement of TM were helping to; prevention of sexual deviance, decreasing financial pressures on youth and achieving more knowledge about future mate by them for doing permanent marriage. But, abuse of women by men, weakening the foundations of family, and advancement of sexual deviance were the most important disagreement reasons. Moreover, analytical findings show that men, employees, and high income individuals had more inclination for doing TM. It seems that there is a gap between religious purposes of TM with social acceptance of it by social agents.