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EbadiRad S M, Kariminejad K. The effectiveness of Gottman's cognitive systemic couple therapy on marital commitment of Mashhad' couples. FPCEJ. 2017; 3 (1) :75-92
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1- M.A. in family counseling in Shahid neheshti University,psychology and educational sciences of Shahid Beheshti University
2- PhD student of family counseling in Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran , kolsoumkariminejad@gmail.com
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The presence of the elements such as marital commitment, marital intimacy and marital relationships alongside the absence of the elements such as family violence and infidelity among the couples, are from the most important factors garanting the healthy marriage. The purpose of the current study was to investigation of the effectiveness of the Gottman’ couple therapy (cognitive-systemic) on marital commitment of Mashhad’s couples. The research method was quasi experimental with pretest-posttest and control group. The statistical population of the study consisted of all couples referring to counseling centers of Mashhad and the study sample consisted of 32 couples that were selected through convenient sampling and were assigned randomly to experimental (16 couples) and control (16 couples) groups. To gather the data the Adams and Jones's marital commitment inventory (1997) was used. The independent variable was Gottman’ couple therapy (cognitive-systemic) that was trained to Experimental group in 8 sessions of 2 hours (each week one session). The data were analyzed using independent T-tests groups and covariance analysis method. The results indicated that the Gottman’ (cognitive-systemic) couple therapy had a significant effectiveness on marital commitment (p <0.05) according to the obtained statistics (F = 6.4) and led to increasing the commitment in couples. The effectiveness of Gottman’ couple therapy on marital commitment and improving the commitment was in indirect way and through improving the couples' functions in communication believes.

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