The efficacy of training program of relationship enrichment on the perception of self- sacrificing behaviors of one and one's husband and ambiguity tolerance among female students

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1 Associate Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran

2 ph.D student, psychology, faculty of literature and humanities, lurestan university, koramabad, iran

3 ph.D student, psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, razi university, kermanshah, iran


Relationship enrichment is an educational approach developed to improve couples 'relationships and aims at helping couples develop sympathy and honesty, and improving effective communication and problem-solving skills. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of training program of relationship enrichment on the couples’ perception of self- sacrificing behaviors and ambiguity tolerance in married students. This study had a semi-experimental method including pre-test - post-test and follow-up with the control group and one month follow-up. The statistical population included all female students of Lurestan University in the academic year of 2017-18. Using simple random sampling, 30 subjects (15 as experimental group and 15 as control group) were selected. The experimental group received eight sessions of training program of relationship enrichment during two months, but the control group was in normal condition and did not receive any training. After training both groups, post-test and again one month later follow-up were carried out. The data collection tools included Harper and Fergus sacrificing behaviors perception measures (2008) and McLane ambiguity tolerance questionnaire (1993). Our findings based on covariance analysis showed that in the post-test stage, training program of relationship enrichment has had a meaningful effect on improving perception of Self- sacrificing behaviors (F= 42/49 and P<0/001) and ambiguity tolerance (F=22.11 and P<0.001) and this improvement has also been stable for perception of Self- sacrificing behaviors (F=19/87 and P<0/001) and ambiguity tolerance (F=21/25 and P<0.001) in the follow-up stage. The findings of this study can provide researchers, counselors and psychotherapists with useful information about the effectiveness of relationship enrichment program on improving sacrificing behaviors and ambiguity tolerance. relationship enrichment skills are intended to help meet the strongest family inclinations, including the perception of Self- sacrificing behaviors and tolerance of ambiguity.


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