The Effectiveness of Training of Communication Skills Based on Cognitive-Behavioral Approach on Marital Intimacy and Marital Conflicts among Couples of Ahvaz


1 Department of Clinical Psychologist, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Department of Consultant, Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz, Ahvaz, Iran.

3 Department of Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz, Ahvaz, Iran.


Background and Objectives: In this study,The effectiveness of common, captive skills training based on behavioral-cognitive approach was investigated to find real effective way to improve couples relationships.
Subjects and Methods: The subjects of this research included 20 couples from Ahvaz, who were married 2 years ago and voluntarily participated in this study. The subjects were randomly assigned to receiving a communication training course. Intimacy Naire MIQ question and marital conflicts question Naire MCQ were used in this study. Research project was based on pretest–post test project with control group.
Results: The results of hypotheses analysis using statistical approach of single variable and multivariable covariance analysis showed that training of communicative skills leads to increasing intimacy level and deceasing marital conflicts and its components.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed the effect of communicative skills effectiveness in promoting intimacy level among couple. marital condition was discussed in detail.


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