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1- Ph.D Student of Psychology, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran.
2- MS in General Psychology, University of Tehran, Aras International Campus, Tehran, Iran.
3- MS in General Psychology, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran. (*Corresponding author). Tel: +98 9133539534 E-mail: masouddehghan1370@yahoo.com
4- MS in General Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran.
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Background & Aim: Divorce, as tragic social phenomena, has long been of interest to researchers. Marital satisfaction improvement through life skills training is one of the coping strategies with the negative impacts of divorce. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of life skills training on marital satisfaction in divorce applicant couples.

Material & Methods: This research was an interventional study (pre-test and post-test with control group and random assignment). By using the simple random sampling, 32 subjects were selected (16 in each group) from divorce applicant couples who referred to Tabriz family courts since (2014-2015). After completion of the Enrich Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire, they randomly divided into control and intervention groups. After 10 sessions of group life skills training (3 hours twice a week for One and a half months) in intervention groups, the Enrich Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire was conducted again as a post-test in all groups. The data were statistically analyzed using Multivariate Covariance analyses by SPSS.16 software.

Results: Results showed that life skills training have significant (P< 0.05) effects on all aspect of marital satisfaction, except financial management, leisure activities and religious orientation in intervention group.

Conclusion: Our results showed that attention to mental health needs and family problems in divorce applicant couples, have important outcome on marital satisfaction.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2016/01/16 | Accepted: 2016/04/9 | Published: 2016/04/9

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