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Zarei E, Sanaeimanesh M. The Effect of Self-Disclosure Skill Training on Communication Patterns of Referred Couples to Counseling Clinics. IJPBS. 2014; 8 (3) :50-57
URL: http://ijpbs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-465-en.html

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Psychology, Hormozgan University, Bandar Abbas, Iran
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Objective: This study aimed to examine the effect of self-disclosure skill training on communication patterns of referred couples to counseling clinics in Bandar Abbas. Methods: The applied research design was an experimental study using pre-test and post-test, which was performed on a population of all referred couples to counseling clinics in Bandar Abbas who were interested to participate in a self-disclosure training workshop in response to the announcement. This study was performed on 26 couples who were selected by simple, convenient sampling method however, they were randomly assigned to the control and experiment groups. A pre-test was administrated before self-disclosure training. The applied instrument includes Christensen and Salavy’s scale of communication patterns. Participants in the experiment group had six sessions of training workshop, each lasted for 90 min. After the intervention, both groups answered the questionnaire again. The collected data were analyzed with paired t-test and covariance statistics. Results: The results showed that the intervention led to significant (p < 0.05) increase in mutual constructive communication pattern and a reduction in mutual avoidance, demand/withdraw, demanding man/withdrawing woman communication patterns. It was also found that the training was not effective on the communication pattern of demanding woman/withdrawing man. Conclusion: The training of simple, but important skills of self-disclosure can help couples to improve their communication and consequently improve their marital satisfaction.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2014/10/11 | Accepted: 2014/10/11 | Published: 2014/10/11

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