The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 26
Page No. 6289 - 6293

Effectiveness of Group Therapy Transactional Analysis Approach to Increasing Marital Intimacy

Authors : Maryam Azimi Fard and Hamid Nejat

Abstract: This study is of quasi-experimental studies and unequal control group (pretest-posttest) type whichaims to assess the efficacy of the treatment group with transactional analysis approach on marital intimacy in the city of Mashhad. The study population consisted of all couples referred to Education Department of Mashhad for counseling due to marital discord in the period of 1/21/2015 until 3/6/2015. Twenty couples signed up voluntarily who were put in two groups of test (10 couples) and control (10 couples). The means used in this study was Thompson and Walker intimacy scale (1983). The training was performed based on transactional analysis during 10 sessions of 2 hours on experimental group and the control group was not provided with any special training. At the end, both groups were tested. The results showed that group therapy with transactional analysis method is effective on marital intimacy of subjects (p = 0.05).

How to cite this article:

Maryam Azimi Fard and Hamid Nejat, 2016. Effectiveness of Group Therapy Transactional Analysis Approach to Increasing Marital Intimacy. The Social Sciences, 11: 6289-6293.

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