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Tavaloli T, Kimiaei S A, Agha Mohammadian H. The Effectiveness of Marriage Enrichment Training of TIME Plan on improving marital intimacy and psychological security of women. PCP. 2022; 10 (3)
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1- Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Faculty of Counseling and educational psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
2- Department of Counseling and Education Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. , drsakimiaei@gmail.com
3- Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the Training in Marriage Enrichment (TIME) plan (marriage enrichment) training on increasing marital intimacy and psychological security of married women. The present study was a semi-experimental study in which the pretest-posttest with the control group was utilized. Subjects (40 married women of Mashhad city) were selected for TIME plan training with the available sampling method and according to the criteria for accepting couples and randomly allocated to two equal groups. Of these, 20 were in the experimental group and 20 were randomly assigned to the control group. The experimental groups, along with regular medical care, received TIME plan training for 8 weekly sessions of 2 hours (from May up to the end of July 2021) in the Psychology clinic of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. The control group received only regular medical care in this period. Subjects in both groups responded to the Iranian version of the Bagarozzi Marital Intimacy Needs Questionnaire (IV-MINQ), and Maslow's Psychological Security-Insecurity Questionnaire (SI) before intervention (pretest) and immediately after the intervention (posttest). The results of the statistical analysis (ANCOVA and MANCOVA), considering the control of the subjects' age and education, showed a significant effect of the TIME Plan training on increasing the marital intimacy of women who were in the experimental group compared to the control group (p = 0.001). But this plan did not affect the increase in women's psychological security (p > 0.05). The findings of this research show the importance and impact of the TIME plan training on increasing women's marital intimacy, but it does not affect increasing women's psychological security. Based on this, in marriage counseling and interventions, it is possible to use the educational package of the TIME Plan training to improve the relationship of couples and increase their intimacy.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Family and group therapy
Received: 2022/08/15 | Accepted: 2022/08/30 | Published: 2022/07/24

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