Effectiveness of Premarital Education Program Based on Premarital Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge Program in Reducing Fear of Marriage and Increasing the Marriage Motivation of Single Students

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Gholamreza Rajabi 1 , * , Osman Mahmoudi 2 , Khaled Aslani 1 , Abas Amanollahi 1

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Department of Counselling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Pay me Noor University, Javanrood, Iran

How to Cite: Rajabi G , Mahmoudi O , Aslani K , Amanollahi A . Effectiveness of Premarital Education Program Based on Premarital Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge Program in Reducing Fear of Marriage and Increasing the Marriage Motivation of Single Students, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2017 ; 21(3):e69276.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 21 (3); e69276
Published Online: December 30, 2017
Article Type: Original Article
Received: September 05, 2017
Accepted: November 21, 2017

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Abstract

Introduction: The present study aimed to examine the effectiveness of premarital education based on interpersonal choice and knowledge program in reducing fear of marriage and increase motivation of marriage.

 

 

Methods: This research was designed as an experimental study with pretest-posttest and follow-up with a control group. Thirty-nine volunteer single students were selected from universities of Ahvaz city if they obtained a standard deviation higher than the mean score of fear subscale and were assigned randomly to experimental group (n=20) and control group (n=19). The experiment group was given a premarital interpersonal choice and knowledge program of nine 90-minute sessions twice a week.

 

 

Results: The results of repeated measures analysis of variance showed that the premarital interpersonal choice and knowledge program reduced fear of marriage and increased motivation for marriage in the experimental group as compared with the control group at posttest and follow-up.

 

 

Conclusion: Our results showed that the premarital interpersonal choice and knowledge program is a suitable method for reducing fear of marriage and increasing motivation for marriage in single students.

Keywords

Premarital Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge Program fear of marriage motivation for marriage

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