The effectiveness of divorce prevention counseling model on marital satisfaction in early marriages

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Doctor of Counseling, Department of Educational Sciences, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

3 Associate Professor of Counseling, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

4 Associate Professor of Psychology , Department of Psychology , Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran


Introduction: Given that lack of awareness about marriage and lack of sufficient information leads to the separation of couples, so the purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the counseling pattern of divorce prevention on marital satisfaction in early marriages.
Methods: The research method was semi-experimental and pre-test, post-test design with control and experimental groups. The statistical population of the study consisted of divorce applicants referring to the Mashhad judiciary.The sampling method was targeted and available according to the entry and exit criteria, including under 18 years of age.The statistical sample was 30 people who were randomly divided into 15 experimental and control groups.The research instruments consisted of a marital satisfaction questionnaire and a researcher-made questionnaire of demographic information.In order to analyze the data in the descriptive statistics section, the mean and standard deviation were used and in the inferential statistics section, analysis of covariance was used. The significance level was considered to be 0.05. Version 24 SPSS software was used to analyze the data.
Results: The research findings showed that the effect of pre-test on post-test is significant (F=92.75, P≥0.05) Also, after eliminating the effects of pre-test, the differences due to group membership are significant (F=60.83, P≥0.05) considering that the effect of experimental action is 0.62. There is a significant change in the control and experimental group.
Conclusion: The couple's enjoyment of "premarital counseling" and "pre-divorce counseling" can play an important role in the success of a marriage.In other words, pre-divorce counseling can increase a couple's marital satisfaction.


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