The effectiveness of glassware reality therapy training on sexual intimacy and marital commitment of couples

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Khadijeh Shahri, Saba Abbaspour


The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Glasser reality therapy training on sexual intimacy and marital commitment of couples in Behshahr. The method of the present study was quasi-experimental in two groups (experimental and control) with pre-test and post-test. The statistical population included all couples referring to Behshahr counseling centers equal to 174 people. According to Morgan's table, 68 people were selected for pre-test or screening by multi-stage cluster sampling method and completed the standard questionnaires of commitment dimensions (Adams & Jones (1997) and sexual intimacy (Bagarozzi, 2001). After administering the questionnaires, 36 couples who had the lowest score at the same time were selected and randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups (18 people in each group). The experimental group received Glasser reality therapy as a group for 10 sessions of 90 minutes, twice a week. Data were analyzed by multivariate analysis of covariance and SPSS software. The results of data analysis show that there is a significant difference between the post-test scores of the experimental and control groups in the dependent variables (marital commitment and sexual intimacy) (wilks. Lambda = 0.013 and F (112/1188) (31 and 2)). Showed that glass-based reality therapy is suitable for improving sexual intimacy and increasing marital commitment of couples and can be used as an effective intervention method.

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