The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Group Counseling to Reduce Anxiety, Marriage; Single People have to be Married in Esfahan City (2013- 2014)


  • Mahboubeh Bakhshandeh Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University
  • Najmeh Sedrposhan Islamic Azad University of Khomeinishahr, Khomeinishahr Branch
  • Hasan Zarei Yazd University



The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive-behavioural group counselling in reducing anxiety in individuals with the intention of marriage was a marriage of Isfahan City in 2013-2014. Methodology: The research was quasi-experimental with pretest - posttest control group; The sample consisted of 76 participants using convenience sampling, from young single boys and girls have been chosen to be married. All persons test anxiety questionnaire before marriage (with a coefficient 0.76) completed. Results: The specimens were randomly divided into control and experimental groups; the experimental intervention (cognitive behavioural therapy) was performed in 8 sessions. In the end, both groups completed a questionnaire anxious to marry again. Conclusion: Analysis of covariance was used to analyze the hypothesis. The results showed that cognitive-behavioral training on anxiety in the experimental group was effective marriage (p> 0.05). 


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