The Social Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 6
Page No. 889 - 896

Effects of Psychoeducational Group on Muslim Spouse’s Attachment Dimension: A Randomized Control Trial

Authors : Rosliza Ahmad and Siti Aishah Hassan

Abstract: This study is an attempt to examine the effects of psychoeducational group on attachment dimension among Muslim spouses. The randomized controlled trials (randomized control group design with pretest, posttest and follow up test) was utilized in this study. Thirty eight spouses were randomly assigned to either experimental group (19 spouses) or control group (19 spouses). Participants in experimental group received a treatment of psychoeducational group known as Marital Psycho-Spiritual Intervention (MP-SI) for 6 weeks (2 h/week). Revised Adult Attachment Scale (RAAS) was utilized to obtain the data for attachment dimensions (anxiety and avoidance) in three periods of time (pretest, posttest and follow up). A mixed between-within subjects ANOVA was used to test the differences between the mean scores of pretest, posttest and follow up test within both experimental and control group. The findings of this study indicate that there are significant main effect of time, F (2.72) = 5.14, p<0.05 and group, F (1.72) = 7.77, p<0.05 for avoidance dimension. However, for anxiety dimension, there are no significant main effect of time and group. The findings of this study suggest that psychoeducational group helps improves attachment dimension of avoidance among Muslim spouses.

How to cite this article:

Rosliza Ahmad and Siti Aishah Hassan, 2017. Effects of Psychoeducational Group on Muslim Spouse’s Attachment Dimension: A Randomized Control Trial. The Social Sciences, 12: 889-896.

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