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Sedighi S, Makvand Hoseini S, Qanbari Hashem Abad B A, Mohebi Anabat A, Hokm Abadi M E. Effect of transactional analysis group therapy on couples’ marital adjustment. J Research Health. 2018; 8 (4) :356-364
URL: http://jrh.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-868-en.html
1- Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psycholog, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran , sedighi_saeedeh@yahoo.com
2- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psycholog, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran
3- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psycholog, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
4- Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences an
5- Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psycholog، Azad University of Gorgan, Gorgan, Iran
Abstract:   (2942 Views)
Although all societies consider marriage as one of mental health factors, mental health cannot be realized if the marriage does not create adverse conditions to satisfy psychological needs of spouses. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate effect of Transactional Analysis group therapy on couples’ marital adjustment. This is a quasi-experimental study with control group, pretest-posttest design and 3 months follow-up test. The statistical population consisted of all the couples who attending at the counseling center in Mashhad. The sample included 16 couples who were selected by convenience sampling method and was assigned to experimental and control groups randomly. The experimental group received 8 sessions of Transactional Analysis group therapy. The instrument in this research was Dyadic Adjustment Scale. All couples completed Dyadic Adjustment Scale at pre-treatment and post-treatment and at 3 months follow-up. The data was analyzed by Repeated Measure Analysis of Variance. The results showed that scores of experimental group was significantly higher in affectional expression and total dyadic adjustment in posttest and the follow-up in comparison of control group. As a result, Transactional Analysis group therapy seems effective intervention method is increasing marital adjustment.
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health Promotion
Received: 2014/09/24 | Accepted: 2015/01/21 | Published: 2018/06/26

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