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Ardeshiri-Lordejani F, Sharifi T, Ghasemi-pirbloti M. Teaching Transactional Analysis and Couples' Spiritual Intelligence in Isfahan, Iran. JECH. 2015; 2 (3) :36-42
URL: http://jech.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-143-en.html

1- MSc, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Shorekord Branch, Sharekord, Iran. , ardeshiri2020@gmail.com
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Shorekord Branch, Sharekord, Iran.
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Background and Objectives: One of the types of intelligences to which attention has been paid is the spiritual intelligence, which causes the person to find deep insight against life events and accidents and not be afraid of life difficulties and challenges. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of group teaching via reciprocal behavior analysis on the increase of the couples' spiritual intelligence in the city of Isfahan, Iran.

Materials and Methods: The research method of the present study was semi-experimental in pretest posttest and with control group type due to lack of probable sampling. The statistical population of the current study included couples referred to dispute resolution councils in the city of Isfahan. The statistical sample included 32 couples selected through improbable available sampling method and put into experimental and control groups. Then, the experimental group received teaching interventions related to reciprocal behavior analysis in 10 teaching sessions, while the control group did not receive such teaching interventions. The applied instrument in this study was King's spiritual intelligence questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed via covariance analysis in SPSS 10 software.

Results: The results of multi-variable analysis showed that reciprocal relationship teaching could significantly increase the components of critical existential thinking and produce personal meaning in the experimental group compared to the control group at the posttest stage (P < 0.001).

Conclusions: According to the findings of this study, group consultation through reciprocal analysis is a suitable method to increase couples' spiritual intelligence and finally the increase of their satisfaction, which can improve couples' spiritual quality through teaching it.

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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/11/18 | Accepted: 2015/12/21

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