Effectiveness of Integrated Therapy of Schema and Mindfulness on Mental Health and Happiness in Married Women

Document Type : Original Article


1 M.A of General Psychology, Mallard Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mallard, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Ghods Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Mallard Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Malard Branch, Islamic Azad University, Malard, Iran


Aim: The current research was conducted with the aim of the effectiveness of combined schema therapy and mindfulness on mental health and happiness in married women of Karaj city. Method: The present study was a semi-experimental study with a pre-test and post-test design and follow-up with a control group. The statistical population of the research was made up of all the women who referred to the health centers of Karaj city, and among them, 30 people were selected based on the voluntary and accessible sampling method and were randomly selected in an experimental group (15 Woman) and a control group (15 Woman) were assigned. The experimental group of integrated therapy of schema and mindfulness was trained for 10 sessions of 90 minutes, and the control group remained on the waiting list. The tools used in the current research included mental health (Goldberg, 1972) and happiness (Argil and Lowe, 1990). For the statistical analysis of the data, multivariate analysis of variance with repeated measurements was used with the help of SPSS software. Results: The results showed that the integrated treatment of schema and mindfulness is effective on mental health (F = 15.47, P = 0.001) and happiness (F = 12.12, P = 0.001) and this effect is stable in the follow-up phase (P=0.05). Conclusion: Therefore, the results of the research confirmed the effectiveness of the integrated therapy of schema and mindfulness on increasing mental health and happiness in married women.


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