The effectiveness of McMaster model on anxiety and self-control of women on the verge of divorce

Document Type : Original Article


1 دانشجوی دکتری مشاوره ، واحد رودهن ، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی ، رودهن ، ایران

2 Counseling Department of Islamic Azad University, Roodehen Branch

3 Associate Professor, Counseling Department, Roodehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Roodehen, Tehran


Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of McMaster model on anxiety and self-control of women on the verge of divorce. Method: The present study was a quasi-experimental with pre-test and post-test with a two-month control and follow-up group; The statistical population of the present study was women referring to counseling centers in District 6 of Tehran in 1399. After screening with the Zank Anxiety Questionnaire (1971), 30 women were selected by convenience sampling method in the experimental group of Maxmaster model (15 women) and control group (15). N) were randomly replaced. The experimental group underwent the intervention of McMaster model (2007) for eight sessions of 90 minutes and the control group did not receive any intervention. The research instruments were Zanck Anxiety Inventory (1971) and Tanji, Bamster and Boone (2004) Self-Control Questionnaire and the data were analyzed using repeated measures mixed variance analysis. Results: The results showed the effect of Maxmaster model intervention on anxiety score (F = 5.25, P = 0.030) and self-control (F = 8.56, P = 0.007) and the stability of this effect in the follow-up stage. Conclusion: The results of the study suggest evidence that the Maxmaster model is an appropriate method to increase self-control and also reduce anxiety in women on the verge of divorce.


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