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The effectiveness of communication skills and effective dialogue on marital satisfaction and commitment of young couples

MS Moghadasi, M Mohammadipour

Abstract


The purpose of this study is analyzing the effectiveness of communication skills and effective dialogue on marital satisfaction and commitment of young couples. The research plan was the trueexperiment pre-test, post-test experimental and control groups. The statistical population was consisted of all couples (married less than 5 years) attending ARAMESH counseling clinic in the city of Gorgan in the second half of 2015. The research sample was selected among those couples, who volunteered to participate in educational and therapeutic sessions and randomly divided into two groups; experiment group (10 couples) and control group (10 couples). The effective training communication skills for the experimental group was conducted in  8 sessions of group counseling for 90 minutes and no training for control group. The research questionnaires were Afrooz Marital Satisfaction Scale (AMSS) and marital
Dimensions of Commitment Inventory (DCI) of Adams and Jones (1977). The  findings showed that training communication skills and effective dialogue have effect on marital commitment and satisfaction. On the other hand, according to Chi Eta contribution, it can be stated that training communication skills and effective dialogue explained 97% of the variance of couples marital commitment and  satisfaction. Other findings showed that trainingcommunication skills and effective dialogue have effect on couples' satisfaction. On the other hand, according to Chi Eta contribution, it can be said that training communication skills and effective dialogue can explain 95% of the variance in satisfaction of couples. Other findings showed that training communication skills and effective dialogue have effect on marital commitment. On the other hand, according to Chi Eta contribution, it can be stated that training communication skills and effective dialogue explained 92% of the variance of couple’s marital commitment. Since training communication skills and effective dialogue was desirable and effective for marital satisfaction and  commitment, we recommend the implementation of this method in other samples to improve couple relations and develop new strategies in other words, encouraging families to provide new measures to improve family performance.


Keywords: Training communication skills and effective dialogue; marriage satisfaction, marriage; commitment; young couples.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v8i2s.169
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