Effect of communication skills training through Religion-based cognitivebehavioral approach on intimacy and the satisfaction with life among couples

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Najmeh Hamid 1 , * , Rahnama Kianimoghadam 2 , Aynaz Hosseinzadeh 2

1 Associate Professor Department of Clinical Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 MSc Student of Clinical Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.

How to Cite: Hamid N, Kianimoghadam R , Hosseinzadeh A . Effect of communication skills training through Religion-based cognitivebehavioral approach on intimacy and the satisfaction with life among couples, Hormozgan Med J. 2015 ; 19(2):e87444.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 19 (2); e87444
Published Online: August 06, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 23, 2014
Accepted: August 06, 2014

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Abstract

Introduction: Intimacy and the satisfaction with life are solid foundations of a family.
This study aims at analyzing communication skills training through religion-based
cognitive-behavioral approach on increasing intimacy and the satisfaction with life.
Methods: This study was a quasi-experimental trial with pretest, posttest, follow-ups and
control group. Our sample in this study consisted of 30 couples whose SD, according to
the intimacy and satisfaction with life questionnaires, was less than mean value. Likewise,
these couples were completely homogeneous in terms of age, socioeconomic status,
duration of marriage and other variable followed by the author. The experimental group
received ten training sessions of religion-based communication skills; however, control
group did not any receive any intervention. Broucke and Vertommen’s Marital Intimacy
Questionnaire (MIQ) and Diener’s satisfaction with Life Scale were used in this study.
Data were analyzed by SPSS 16.
Results: The results indicated that there is a significant difference between experimental
and control groups in terms of intimacy and the satisfaction with life (P<0.001). It means
that the posttest scores of intimacy and satisfaction among couples’ tests have been
increased significantly in contrast to their scores in pretest and control group. Such results
have been continued during two follow-up periods (P<0.001).
Conclusion: Communication skills training through religion-based cognitive behavioral
approach increases intimacy and the satisfaction with life among couples.

Keywords

Communication Skills Training – Intimacy - Life Satisfaction

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