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The Effectiveness of Personal Construct Therapy on Marital Satisfaction: A Quasi-Experimental Study

(2017) The Effectiveness of Personal Construct Therapy on Marital Satisfaction: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. p. 7. ISSN 2074-1804

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Background: Marital satisfaction is as an important factor in family function. Considering incompatibility between couples, some approaches such as construct therapy could be effective in marital satisfaction. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of personal construct analysis model in marital satisfaction. Methods: The present research was a quasi-experimental study with pretest-posttest and fallow up design. The population was consisted of couples referring to counseling centers in Tehran (Iran) due to marital conflict during 2011 - 2013. The participants were randomly assigned to two groups (Treatment (T) and Control (C)) of 15 pairs each. The treatment group received 10 weekly sessions of intervention. The data were collected by enrich marital satisfaction short form 47-item questionnaire and analyzed statistically using analysis of variance. Results: The mean differences in variables including personality issues (T = 2.96, C = -0.6, P < 0.001), communication (T = 4.83, C = -0.07, P < 0.001), conflict resolution (G1 = 2.7, C = -1.03, P< 0.001), financial management (T = 1.2, G2 = -0.77, P < 0.001), leisure activities (T = 0.6, G2 = -0.76, P < 0.001), sexual relationship (T = 0.6, C = -0.76, P < 0.001), children and parenting (T = 2.6, C = -0.54, P < 0.001), family and friends (T = 1.9, C = -0.66, P < 0.001), and religious orientation (T = 0.83, C = -0.37, P < 0.001) were positive in the treatment group and negative in the control group. Conclusions: The present study demonstrated that personal construct analysis model can be used as an alternative intervention for marital distress.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: General & Internal Medicine
Page Range: p. 7
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 19
Number: 6
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ISSN: 2074-1804
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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