The Effectiveness of Interaction Analysis Training on Dependency and marital intimacy of married employees

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Master of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Roodehen Branch, Roodehen, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen Branch, Roudehen, Iran


Introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of interactive behavior analysis training on Dependency and marital intimacy.
Methods: The research method was quasi-experimental with pre-test and post-test design with control group. Of the married employees of Pars Ara Company, 30 individuals were selected randomly and were randomly divided into two experimental (n = 15) and control (n = 15) groups. Research questionnaires included Hirschfield et al.'s (1977) dependency and Walker and Thompson's (1983) marital intimacy. Interaction analysis training was given to the experimental group for 8 sessions but the control group received no training. The research data were collected and analyzed using covariance.
Results: The results of descriptive statistics showed a decrease in dependence and increased marital intimacy in the experimental group and analysis of covariance showed that there was a significant difference between experimental and control groups in Dependency and marital intimacy (p≤0.001).
Conclusion: Interaction analysis training leads to decreasing dependency and increasing the marital intimacy of the effective married staff, so interactive behavior analysis can be used to improve Dependency and marital intimacy.