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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 99

The effectiveness of metacognition therapy on the marital quality of the women


1 Department of Psychology, Khomeini Shahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khomeini Shahr, Isfahan, Iran
2 Department of Psychology and Educational Science, Faculty of Humanities, Arak University, Arak, Iran

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Dr. Sahar Khanjani
Department of Psychology and Educational Science, Faculty of Humanities, Arak University, Arak
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_5_20

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INTRODUCTION: Marital quality is an important predictor of marital continuity, which can lead to mental health, well-being, and happiness for couples, and marital quality is equivalent to marital satisfaction and adjustment. This study was carried out to purpose the effectiveness of metacognition therapy on marital quality of women in the city of Isfahan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The research method was quasi-experimental with a pretest–posttest and control group design. The study population included all married women visiting consultation centers in the city of Isfahan during March 2018–March 2019. The sampling method was nonrandom voluntary sampling used to select 30 participants who were then randomly divided into experiment and control groups (15 individuals each). The research tool was the Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale(RDAS). The experiment group participated in eight sessions of metacognition therapy, each lasting 90 min. Covariance analysis method was used to analyze the data via SPSS21. RESULTS: The result of covariance analysis showed that metacognition therapy has been effective in improving the marital quality of the women in the city of Isfahan (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: The results of this study emphasize that metacognition therapy is effective on the marital quality of the women in the city of Isfahan. Using this treatment plan can result in improved marital quality and marital satisfaction and therefore improve the relationship of couples. Therefore, the results of the current study can provide empirical support for the use of metacognition therapy to improve marital quality.


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