نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دانشجوی دکتری، گروه روانشناسی، واحد تبریز، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، تبریز، ایران.
2 استاد، گروه علوم تربیتی، دانشگاه تبریز، تبریز، ایران.
3 استادیار، گروه روانشناسی، واحد تبریز، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، تبریز، ایران.
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: Decreased quality of life is one of the factors that can lead to marital infidelity.
Extramarital relationships are among the factors affecting women's quality of life. Positive psychotherapy is a new approach used in clinical and non-clinical populations. Therefore, this study aims to determine the effectiveness of positive psychotherapy on quality of life in women hurt from marital infidelity
Materials and Methods: This research was a quasi-experimental study. The statistical population included all women hurt by betrayal in Tabriz in 2019, who were referred to the Welfare Organization's Advisory Centers by the Provincial Justice for consultation that 30 of them were selected using available sampling method and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups (15 in each). Both groups completed the short form of the Quality of Life Questionnaire as pre-test and post-test. Eight sessions of positive group psychotherapy (two sessions a week for 4 weeks) were held to the experimental group, while the control group did not receive any intervention. Data were analyzed using multivariate and univariate analysis of covariance.
Results: Between positive psychotherapy and control group in terms of physical health (p=0.001, F2=0.60), mental health (p=0.001, F2=0.79), social relationships (p=0.001, F2=0.82), environmental health (p=0.001, F2=0.80), as well as quality of life and general health (p=0.001, F2=0.71), a significant difference was observed from pre-test to post-test.
Conclusion: Positive psychotherapy training is recommended as an effective intervention to improve the quality of life of women hurt by betrayal.