Effectiveness of group counseling based on choice theory on increasing intimacy and marital satisfaction and reducing marital conflicts in married women

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Eghbal Zarei 1 , Reza Boroomand 2 , * , Maryam Sadeghifard 1 , Samaneh Najarpourian 1 , Mahin Askari 3

1 Department of Counseling & Psychology, Hormozgan University, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 PhD Student, Family Counseling, Hormozgan University, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Department of Psychology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Zarei E, Boroomand R , Sadeghifard M , Najarpourian S , Askari M. Effectiveness of group counseling based on choice theory on increasing intimacy and marital satisfaction and reducing marital conflicts in married women, Hormozgan Med J. 2017 ; 21(4):e87349. doi: 10.29252/hmj.21.4.250.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 21 (4); e87349
Published Online: January 01, 2018
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 19, 2017
Accepted: January 01, 2018
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Abstract

Introduction: Marriage is described as the most important and the most basic human
relationship. Increasing intimacy and marital satisfaction and reducing marital conflicts are
among the most important components of a stable marriage. Counselling and therapies
based on choice theory have been used as one of the effective methods on improving
stable marriage components. This study was performed to determine the effect of group
counselling based on choice theory on increasing intimacy and marital satisfaction and
reducing marital conflicts in married women in the city of Bandar Abbas.
Methods: This research was semi-experimental, with pre-test and post-test design with
control group. The statistical population included married women referred to consulting
centers in Bandar Abbas and volunteered to participate in group counselling. So, 45 of
these individuals, after personal interviews, were selected, and randomly placed in the
experimental and the control groups. The two groups were subjected to research
questionnaires (including marital intimacy, marital satisfaction, and marital conflicts
questionnaires), before the experiment. Group counselling based on choice theory sessions
were held, and after eight weeks, the questionnaires were filled by both groups again.
Data was analyzed using single - and multi-variable covariance analysis test and the Tukey
post hoc test.
Results: Findings showed that group counselling based on Choice Theory caused an
increase in intimacy and marital satisfaction, and a decrease in marital conflicts in married
women in the experimental group compared to the control group (P<0.01 and P<0.05).
Conclusion: According to the results, it can be said that group counselling based on
Choice Theory has a considerable effect on the improvement of marital relations between
couples.

Keywords

Choice Theory Marital Intimacy Conflict

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