Comparison of type of irrational beliefs, marital conflicts and coping styles in women seeking divorce and women with intact marriages

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Davoud Akbarzadeh 1 , * , Hasan Akbarzadeh 2 , Saleh Ganbari 3 , Ali Mohamadzadeh 4

1 Dept. of Psychology, School of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

2 Dept. of Theology, School of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

3 Dept. of Psychology, School of Humanities, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

4 Dept. of Psychology, School of Humanities, Tabriz Payam-e-Nour University, Iran

How to Cite: Akbarzadeh D, Akbarzadeh H, Ganbari S, Mohamadzadeh A. Comparison of type of irrational beliefs, marital conflicts and coping styles in women seeking divorce and women with intact marriages, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2014 ; 18(9):e74019. doi: 10.22110/jkums.v18i9.1972.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 18 (9); e74019
Published Online: December 29, 2014
Article Type: Original Article
Received: August 04, 2014
Accepted: December 02, 2014
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Abstract

Background: Family is a basic institution of society whose structure and relationships it affect the community. Obviously, studying the factors contributing to maintaining the family and strategies to deal with family problems are very important. The aim of the present study was to compare the type of irrational beliefs, marital conflicts and coping styles in divorce-seeking women and women with intact marriages in Tabriz, Iran.

Method: The study method was descriptive, causal-comparative. The study sample included all 18-30 year-old married women seeking divorce and all 18-30 year-old married women with intact marriages in Tabriz, Iran. 200 women (2 groups of 100 women, one seeking divorce and one with intact marriage) were selected through convenience sampling in the first group and via simple random sampling in the second group. The instruments for data collection were standardized scales: Jones Irrational Beliefs Test, Sanaei’s Marital Conflict and Endler and Parker coping styles. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and MANOVA test. 

Results: The results showed a significant difference between the couples seeking divorce and women with intact marriages in terms of irrational beliefs, marital conflicts and coping strategies (P<0.001). The women seeking divorce had irrational beliefs, marital conflicts and emotion-oriented coping strategies.

Conclusion: Irrational beliefs, marital conflicts and coping strategies in couples seeking divorce are important to be taken into account.

Keywords

irrational beliefs marital Cconflicts coping strategies divorce

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