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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-16

Effectiveness of schema therapy on marital satisfaction and marital relationship quality in married women

Department of Psychology, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

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Dr. Elham Forouzandeh
Department of Psychology, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2395-2296.186513

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Aim: The aim of this research was to study the effectiveness of schema therapy on two main components of marital life, marital satisfaction and quality of their relationship in order to reach methods and to develop these two components. Methods: Thirty subjects under study were chosen by convenience sampling from counseling and work centers in Shahin Shahr and then randomly divided into test and control groups. Enrich couples' marital satisfaction, Jerabek communication skills, and Young's schema questionnaires were used prior to and after the therapy. Data were analyzed by the multivariate analysis of variance and covariance using SPSS 18.0 (Released 2009. PASW Statistics for Windows, Version 18.0. Chicago: SPSS Inc). Results: Controlling the covariate variable, difference between the two tests and control groups for marital satisfaction, and marital relationship quality after the intervention are significant (P < 0.01). Conclusion: Schema therapy is effective in increasing marital satisfaction and marital relationship quality.

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