Investigating the Relationship between the Conflict Resolution Skills among Couples on the Level of Marital Conflict and Their Mental Health (Case Study: Centers of Psychological and Counseling Services of Qaemshahr City)

Seyedeh Fatemeh Mousavi Sheykh, Seyedeh Oliya Emadian


The aim of this study was to investigating the relationship between the conflict resolution skills among couples on the level of marital conflict and their mental health in the centers of psychological and counseling services of Qaemshahr city. Methodology: The sample under investigation was 30 pairs of volunteers (30 men and 30 women) from the centers of psychology and life counseling services of Qaemshahr city, which uses simple random method assigned to two experimental and control groups. The research tool was the marital conflicts questionnaire of Barati and Sanaee, and general health questionnaire (GHQ) of Goldberg and Hillier. In this study, the training group people participated in 10 one-hour session on conflict resolution skills training classes. Methodology of this study was an experimental type with designing pretest, posttest and follow-up with control group.  Results: The results of the study showed that a significant difference in reducing marital conflict and enhance couples mental health between the experimental and control groups. Conclusion: The results are indicate that the amount of independent T, obtained from the difference between the mean scores of experimental and control groups at the level of 95%, and with 29 degrees of freedom and statistically is significant, and this means that the null hypothesis is rejected and the research hypothesis is accepted. This means that with 95% certainty, we can say that the teaching conflict resolution skills in couples in the experimental group could make a significant difference between the scores of marital conflict of this group of couples and the control group.


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