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Abstract:   (20661 Views)
Ôbjective: M any theorists have attempted to illustrate family functions. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between self-differentiation, mental well-being and welfare and the quality of an individual’s married life, specifically in the framework of Bowen's theory.
Methods: The sample size for this descriptive research project consisted of 560 participants who were chosen at random from the clients referred to a number of counseling centers in the city of Ïsfahan, located in central Ïran. Âssessment tools utilized in this project consisted of Differentiation of Self Ïnventory-2 (DSÏ-2), General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) and Positive and Negative Âffects Scales (PÂNÂS) as well as Revised Dyadic Âdjustment Scale (RDÂS).
Results: Measurements were carried out to ensure the validity of this research: First, the validity of each subject questionnaire was examined by the Çonfirmatory Factor Ânalysis (ÇFÂ). Then, the structural model for the conceptualization of the relationship between differentiation of self and other factors along with the quality of an individual’s married life was presented and accordingly adjusted by reviewing preceding studies in the framework of Bowen's theory.
Çonclusion: Ït was concluded that the questionnaires were indeed valid to be used in both research and clinical settings.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2012/05/27 | Accepted: 2014/01/6 | Published: 2014/01/6