Kheyrollah Karimzadeh, Masoud Salimi


The aim of this study is to determine the level of effect of couple therapy (based on acceptance, commitment) on intimacy, forgiveness and psychological well-being between couples. The study was a semi-experimental with pre-test and post-test design with control group. The statistical population of this research includes all the employees’ formal education system of Omidieh County (Khouzestan province, Iran) in the academic year of 2016-2017. The research tools consist of Walker & Thompson's Intimacy Questionnaire (1983), Family Punishment Scale by Pollard et al. (1998), Reef Psychological Well-Being Questionnaire (1980). In order to test the hypotheses and to determine the significance of the difference between the scores of the experimental and control groups, the multivariate covariance analysis method has been used. The results showed that there is a significant difference between test and control groups in terms of post-test of dependent variables with pre-test control. Therefore, the hypotheses of the study were confirmed. The results showed that couple therapy based on acceptance and Commitment to Intimacy has a significant positive effect on increasing the intimacy, forgiveness and psychological well-being of the education staff of Omidieh County.


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