Volume 22, Issue 1 (Spring 2016)                   IJPCP 2016, 22(1): 30-38 | Back to browse issues page

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Derakhtkar A, Ahangarkani M. The Effect of Forgiveness Training on the Level of Respect to Spouse and Marital Satisfaction in Women with Marital Problems. IJPCP. 2016; 22 (1) :30-38
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2567-en.html
1- Semnan University , E-mail: alidrakhtkar@yahoo.com؛
2- . Department of Psychology, Semnan University
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Objectives: The aim of the present research was to determine the effect of forgiveness training on respect to spouse and marital satisfaction in women with marital problems. Method: This is an experimental study with pre-and post-test and follow-up with a control group. The population consisted of all the married women referred to Babol city counselling center. The sample included 30 married women selected using convenience sampling method and after matching were randomly assigned to either experimental or control group. Both groups completed the respect to spouse and marital satisfaction questionnaires at pre-and post-test, and follow-up. The experimental group received forgiveness training for six 90-minute sessions and control at group were placed on a waiting list and received no intervention. Data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA). Results: The results showed a significant effect of forgiveness training on promotion of respect to spouse and marital satisfaction in experimental group compared to controls at post- test and at four-month follow-up (p<0.001). Conclusion: Forgiveness training as a cognitive behavioral approach through changing the individual’s cognition and behavior has an important role in improving couples’ relations.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2016/09/18 | Accepted: 2016/09/18 | Published: 2016/09/18

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