International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Effectiveness of Gottman’s Psychoeducational Intervention on Constructive Communication among Married Women
Neda Deylami, Siti Aishah Hassan, Mazna Bt. Baba, Rusnani Abdul Kadir

A married woman with the low communication skills has low level of their marital quality. The training of marital communication can help them to achieve a positive marriage, and can prevent marital ills, and divorce. The purpose of this experimental study was to evaluate the effect of Gottman’s psychoeducational training on constructive communication among 72 Iranian married women. They were evaluated with Communication Pattern Questionnaire. The results of repeated measure ANOVA revealed between experimental and control group in pre-test was not statistically significant (p=0.596) differences in mean score of women’s constructive communication, while in post-test (p˂ 0.001), first follow up (p˂ 0.001) , and second follow up test (p ˂ .001) differences were significant as well. Results are applicable for couple therapist, and every specialist in the family field. This is because, learning of communication skills may be an essential factor to be added in family education program for enhancing marital quality.

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