The Effectiveness of meaning-centered training on family functioning of married women


1 Master of Family Counseling, Young Researchers Club and Islamic Azad University, Khomeini City, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Allameh Tabatabaie University, Tehran, Iran

3 Professor of Consulting at Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of meaning-centered training on family functioning of married women.
Methods: The research procedure was quasi experimental with pre-test and post-test design and control Group. Statistical population was women that referred to one of the healthy home of region 7 in Tehran who placed in experimental and control group randomly. In this study depended variable was consist of family functioning that assessed by Family Assessment Device (FAD). The independent variable was meaning-centered training that was trained to the experimental group in 10 sessions. The results were analyzed with covariate.
Findings: They showed that meaning-centered training increase family functioning of married women.
Conclusion: These findings noted that meaning and family interaction have closed and mutual relation together and  having common meaning in marital life can apply as a method to improve family functioning.


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