Document Type : Research Article (Quantitative)


1 M.A degree, Department of Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.

2 M.A, Department of Educational Psychology, Khwarazmi University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Instructor, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran.



Purpose: The present research was conducted with the aim of investigating the impact of family differences on the mood and interactions of children in the family.
Methodology: The research is a descriptive survey, and all the students of the sixth grade who were studying in Dere Shahr in 1995-1996 formed the statistical population. The research sample is 70 students who were selected using simple random sampling. To collect data, two questionnaires were used to assess mental health in children and a questionnaire on family differences.
Findings: The results showed that there is a significant relationship between stubbornness and anxiety of children with family differences, but no relationship was found between depression and psychosis of children with family differences.
Conclusion: Considering that the majority of children's behavioral problems at home and school reflect complex interpersonal and behavioral conditions of family members, especially parents, parents should provide a safe and peaceful environment for children's mental health at home.