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Rajabi G, Abbasi G, Sudani M, Aslani K. Premarital Education Program Based on Premarital Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge Program on Idealistic Marital Expectation in Single Students. IJPCP. 2016; 22 (3) :212-221
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2640-en.html
1- PhD PhD of Psychology, Professor, Department of Counselling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran. , E-mail: rajabireza@scu.ac.ir
2- PhD of Counseling PhD of Counseling, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran.
3- PhD of Family Counseling PhD of Family Counseling, Associate Professor, Department of Counselling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.
4- PhD of Counseling PhD of Counseling, Associate Professor, Department of Counselling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.
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Objectives The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of premarital education based on interpersonal choice and knowledge  program in reducing idealistic marital expectation.  
Methods This research was a experimental design with pretest-posttest and follow-up with the control group. From this population, 38 volunteer single students of universities of Ahvaz city  were selected on the basis of 1 standard deviation higher of the mean of idealistic marital expectation subscale and were assigned randomly to experiment group (n=19) and control group (n=19). The experiment group was given a premarital interpersonal choice and knowledge  program of 9 sessions, twice a week for 90 minutes. 
Results The results of analysis of variance repeated measures showed that the premarital interpersonal choice and knowledge  program training has led to a reduction in idealistic marital expectation in the experimental group than in the control group at posttest and follow-up. 
Conclusion Our results showed that the premarital interpersonal choice and knowledge  program is a suitable method for reducing the idealistic marital expectation singles. 

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: General
Received: 2015/05/29 | Accepted: 2016/04/4 | Published: 2017/10/1

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