The Effectiveness of Prevention and Relationship Education Program (PREP) on Communication Beliefs

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD Student in Counseling, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Iran

2 Associate Professor, Allame-Tabatabayi University, Tehran, Iran


Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Prevention and Relationship Education Program (PREP) on Communication Beliefs. Method: The research method was quasi-experimental with experimental group and control group, pre-test, post-test and two-month follow-up and The statistical population of this study was couples who referred to Mehravar counseling center in Tehran during the period of November and December 97 who referred to counseling center. 20 couples were selected by purposeful method and were divided into experimental (10 couples) and control (10 couples) groups. Replaced at random. The experimental group received weekly intervention in 8 sessions of 90 minutes. Both groups were evaluated in three stages of pre-test, post-test and follow-up by the marital communication beliefs scale. Data were analyzed using repeated measures ANOVA. Results: The results showed that the effect of intervention prevention and relationship improvement program on communication beliefs (F = 27.23, P = 0.001), dissociative component of dissent (F = 18.20, P = 0.001), spouse invariance (F = 23.73, P = 0.001), Expectation and expectation component of mind reading (F = 28.94, P = 0.001), component of sexual perfectionism (F = 25.63, P = 0.001), and gender inequality component (F =17.03, P = 0.001) are effective and this effect 01 stable at follow-up. Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, it can be concluded that enrichment of marriage based on PREP is a prerequisite for reducing marital couples' ineffective communication beliefs. Therefore, it is recommended to emphasize the importance of family enrichment programs


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