The Role of Premarital Education and Counseling on the Formation of a Positive Attitude Towards Marriage and Marital Success from the Perspective of Youth and Family Counselors

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1 Associate Professor, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran

2 PhD Candidate in Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

3 PhD in Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran

4 M A of Management, Research Expert, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran

5 M A of psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran


Background: Considering that achieving marital compatibility requires a set of awareness in the field of choosing a spouse, the necessity of pre-marriage education is felt to help people. Objective: The present study aimed to investigate the role of premarital education and counseling in the formation of a positive attitude toward marriage and marital success from the perspective of youth and family counselors. Method: The design of the present study was a descriptive survey. The statistical population of this study included all students of the University of Guilan in 2021, from which a sample of 461 people was selected by available sampling, as well as psychologists working in institutions. Education and research of Guilan province, 95 experienced specialists in psychology and counseling were purposefully selected. To collect the data, a researcher-made questionnaire including two sections on demography and studying the views of young people and family counselors was used. To collect the data, a researcher-made questionnaire including two sections on demography and studying the views of young people and family counselors was used. Findings: From the perspective of young people, the most important factor concerning a positive attitude towards marriage was the range of factors affecting education with an average of 3.71. From the experts' point of view, the positive attitude towards marriage had an average of 3.64, in other words, the attitude of expert respondents was higher than average. The youth prioritized the dimensions of the factors affecting education, the necessity, and outcome of education and counseling, educational content, and finally the provision of education. Specialists prioritized the dimensions of the factors affecting education, the necessity, and outcome of training and counseling, training delivery, and finally training content. Conclusion: In the long run, mandating premarital counseling can show how much it will contribute to marital success and family strength.


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