:: Volume 17, Issue 3 (10-2019) ::
RBS 2019, 17(3): 508-519 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Premarital Counseling with the Relationship Attachment Model on Marital Intimacy Needs in Marriage Applicants
Sirvan Ebrahimi1, Mahmood Godarzi 2, Omid Isanejad3
1- PhD. Student, Department of Family Counseling, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran.
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Family Counseling, Kurdistan University, Sanandaj, Iran. , mg.sauc@gmail.com
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Family Counseling, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran.
Abstract:   (1774 Views)

Aim and Background: Relationships and relationships between couples are one of the most important aspects of each person's life. Young couples need to receive the necessary training in this field. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of pre-marriage counseling with the Relationship Attachment Model (RAM) on marital intimacy needs of married applicants in Urmia.

Methods and Materials: This study was a quasi-experimental study with pretest, posttest and follow up design and control group. The community consisted of married couples seeking referral to counseling services in Urmia in 2019. Voluntary sampling method was used to select 60 individuals who had a definite decision to marry and were randomly divided into two groups, Including RAM training group (n = 30) and control group (n = 30). The instrument used was the Marital Intimacy Needs Questionnaire (MINQ). Data were analyzed by SPSS software using repeated measures analysis of variance.

Findings: There is a significant difference between the amount of intimacy at pre-test, post-test and follow-up. The main effect of interactive and intergroup effect on the research variables was significant, indicating the effectiveness of the RAM training (P<0.05).

Conclusions: According to the results, it can be concluded that pre-marriage counseling model of RAM is effective on marital intimacy needs in Urmia city marriage applicants and has improved marital intimacy in marriage applicants. Accordingly, it is recommended that pre-marriage counseling be provided with the RAM linkage model for young married couples.

Keywords: Marital intimacy, Marriage, Relationship attachment.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2020/04/15 | Accepted: 2020/04/15 | Published: 2020/04/15



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