Submitted: 05 Jul 2016
Accepted: 25 Aug 2016
ePublished: 30 Sep 2016
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J Educ Community Health. 2016;3: 23-31.
doi: 10.21859/jech-03024
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Quality of Life

Research Article

Effectiveness of Relationships Enrichment Education on Improvement of Life Quality and Marital Satisfaction in Married Female Students

Mahsa Amini 1, Hassan Heydari 1*

1 Department of Psychology and Counseling, School of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Khomein branch, Khomein, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Email: heidarihassan@yahoo.com


Background and Objectives: Attention to marital life and trying to increase the components associated with marital life has dramatically increased, since a healthy society cannot be achieved without a healthy family. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of relationships enrichment teaching on the improvement of quality of life and marital satisfaction in students at the University of Khomeini Shahr.

Materials and Methods: This was a semi-experimental study with pretest post-test and control group research design. The statistical population of the study included all married females at the University of Khomeini Shahr. In order to perform the study, 32 married female students were selected through convenient sampling method and divided equally to experimental and control groups. The experimental group participated in relationship enrichment teaching courses during seven 90-minute sessions and there was no intervention for the control group. The study instrument was quality of life and marital satisfaction scale. Covariance analysis was applied via the SPSS 20 software to analyze the data.

Results: The data analysis revealed that there was a significant difference between quality of life and marital satisfaction of the participants, according to group membership (experimental and control groups) after adjusting the effect of pretest variables (P<0.001).

Conclusions: Considering the positive effect of relationships enrichment training on quality of life and marital satisfaction, this method could be used to increase quality of life and marital satisfaction and finally couples’ life satisfaction.

Keywords: Enrichment, Couple Relationships, Quality of Life, Marital Satisfaction, Students
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