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Reality Therapy Effect on Marital Satisfaction and Women’s Quality of Life
F Dizjani1, Sh Kharamin *2
1- Department of Family Counseling, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht branch, Marvdasht, Iran
2- Medicinal Plants Research Center, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran , sapootang@yahoo.com
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Background & aim: Marriage means common life wedlock with relative independency protection. It could be one of the most complex human relationships.  Its stability could be strongly dependent on satisfaction and its quality. Using different psychological techniques and approaches, a lot of studies have been conducted to increase these marital indexes. Accordingly, the present study aimed to investigate the role of choice theory training to couple and its effects on marital life satisfaction and quality of marital life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of reality therapy on marital satisfaction of married women employed at Yasuj University of Medical Sciences quality.

Methods: The present study had a quasi-experimental design with pretest-posttest control group. The study population consisted of all employees married women of Yasuj university of Medical Sciences in 2014, which by random sampling 30 participants were selected and randomly assigned into two experimental groups for 2 months (8 sessions of 2 hours) of reality therapy training. Enrich marital satisfaction scale and Fletcher quality of marital life scale were used to collect the data. Data were analyzed using SPSS 23 and P value of 0.05.

Results: The results indicated that the total mean scores in marital satisfaction in experimental groups (129.07±4.2) significantly increased compared to the control group (113.4±6.8). The mean differences   in all subscales (with except of leisure time and relative sub scales) were significantly different. In quality of marital life, mean scores were significantly different between two groups (120.32±5.3 in experimental group against 101.2±7.28 for control group).

Conclusion: The results indicated that training of reality therapy based on choice theory to couples could increase marital satisfaction and quality of life.

Keywords: Marital life satisfaction, Quality of marital life, Choice theory, Reality therapy
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2015/09/29 | Accepted: 2016/05/1 | Published: 2016/05/9
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Dizjani F, Kharamin S. Reality Therapy Effect on Marital Satisfaction and Women’s Quality of Life. Armaghane danesh. 2016; 21 (2) :187-199
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