Document Type : Research Paper


1 Professor of social sciences department of Alzahra University

2 Associate professor of social sciences department of Alzahra University

3 MA student of social sciences research of Alzahra University


The mail goal of the Present paper is to study the influence of informal social networks
support on job satisfaction of married women using the direct effect of social support and
Durkheimian anomie theories and Network analysis perspective. It has been performed using
survey method and questionnaire. Statistical population is constituted of all working and
married women (20-55) living in Ardabil. Participants were 356 women chosen by multistage
cluster sampling. The Cronbach's Coefficient Alpha of 0.70 for job satisfaction and 0.79 for
social support shows face validity of this variables and appropriate reliability of the tests.
Results indicate that the women's satisfaction level of job is high and also support level
received from informal networks is average. After the husband, among different informal
networks, relative networks in emotional support and colleague networks in instrumental and
informational support have the most support rate, while neighborhood networks have the least
rate of support. The results of correlation coefficient show that social support as a mediator
variable in the relationship of network size and frequency of contact with job satisfaction
operates. Moreover, regression results show that age, network size, frequency of contact and
informal social networks support are affective variables on job satisfaction of married women.


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