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IJPN 2017, 4(6): 59-64 Back to browse issues page
A Study on the Efficacy of Gottman Marital Therapy as a Group Method in Reduction of Marital Burnout
Nahid Havassi *, Kianoush Zahrakar, Farshad Mohsenzadeh
Kharazmi University, International Pardis, Tehran, Iran , havassi.n2020@gmail.com
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Introduction: Burnout in couples is a gradual and rarely sudden process in which intimacy and love are gradually faded and general fatigue becomes evident. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of the Gottman marital therapy as a group method in reduction of the couples’ burnout.

Methods: This research was a quasi-experimental method with pretest-posttest design and a control group. The study population consisted of couples, who referred to counseling and psychological centers of Karaj to resolve their marital conflicts during the summer of 2016. From this population, 12 couples with scores in marital burnout questionnaire of more than the average, via using sampling, were selected and randomly assigned in 2 experimental and control groups. Data were analyzed using analysis of covariance.

Results: The results showed that there was a significant difference between marital burnout of experimental and control groups after the therapeutic intervention. Thus, the Gottman Marital Therapy Group method reduced marital burnout (P > 0.01).

Conclusions: Based on these findings, it can be concluded that the Couples Gottman Marital Therapy Method is useful for reducing marital burnout. It can also be used as an intervention method to solve marital problems of couples.

Keywords: Gottman Marital Therapy Method, Marital Burnout, Couples
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/08/4 | Accepted: 2017/05/2 | Published: 2017/05/2 | ePublished: 2017/05/2
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Havassi N, Zahrakar K, Mohsenzadeh F. A Study on the Efficacy of Gottman Marital Therapy as a Group Method in Reduction of Marital Burnout. IJPN. 2017; 4 (6) :59-64
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