Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy on the reduction of marital disaffection of women filing for divorce
The main purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy on the reduction of marital disaffection of women filing for divorce in Tehran. This study is a semi-experimental research with a pretest-posttest design with a control group. The statistical population of this research was comprised of all the women filing for divorce in district 1 of Tehran. Out of the previously mentioned population, 30 women were randomly selected as the research sample and these 30 women were randomly divided into two groups (an experimental group and a control group). Before the beginning of the therapy, the samples in the both groups took the marital disaffection pretest. After this stage, the samples in the experimental group participated in 8 CBT sessions, but the samples in the control group did not participate in any kind of training. After the end of the CBT sessions, the posttest was done. For this purpose, the data necessary for reviewing the research hypotheses was obtained. The research hypothesis was reviewed using descriptive statistics and a one-way analysis of covariance and the results indicated that the marital disaffection scores of women participating in the CBT sessions has been significantly lower than that of the women in the control group.