The effect of teaching communicative patterns of pluralistic family on life satisfaction of couples

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Sadra Khosravi 1 , * , Hamidtaher Neshad Doost 2 , Hossein Molavi 2 , Mehrdad Kalantari 3

1 PhD Students in Psychology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

2 Professor Department of Psychology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor Department of Psychology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

How to Cite: Khosravi S, Neshad Doost H, Molavi H, Kalantari M. The effect of teaching communicative patterns of pluralistic family on life satisfaction of couples, Hormozgan Med J. 2011 ; 15(1):e88384.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 15 (1); e88384
Published Online: August 02, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 07, 2010
Accepted: August 02, 2010

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Abstract

Introduction: Satisfaction in life arises from mutual interests, acceptance, understanding
and meeting the needs. The aim of the present study is to measure the efficiency of teaching
communicative pattern of pluralistic family on life satisfaction of couples.
Methods: The study was designed including pre-test and post test with control group. The
research population were all patients referred to the counseling centers of Shiraz city. 40
couples were randomly selected according to the revised version of family communication
patterns of Koerner and Fitzpatrick. Diner test of satisfaction was administered on 40
couples and then randomly divided to control and experimental groups. 90 - minute training
in ten sessions were held for experimental group exposing them pluralistic communication
patterns. Satisfaction test was repeated again for both groups. Data was analyzed with
covariance analysis method using SPSS 15.
Results: The results of the present study showed that with regard to life satisfaction , there
was a significant difference in both groups (P<0.0001). The difference was also significant
existed between the pretest and post test scores in both groups (P<0.001).
Conclusion: Based on the findings, listening to and speaking with each other play a key
role in life satisfaction, therefore, pluralistic communication methods based on high levels of
listing – speaking interactions could be effective.

Keywords

Education – Family – Personal Satisfaction

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