Efficacy of training through Emotion-Focused Therapy on Marital Passion


Zahra Ghaderi 1 , Zhale Refahi 1 , Mohammad Baghban 2 , *

1 Assistant Professor Department of Counseling, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht Branch, Marvdasht, Iran.

2 PhD Student of Counseling , Young Researchs and Elite Club, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht Branch, Marvdasht, Iran.

How to Cite: Ghaderi Z , Refahi Z , Baghban M . Efficacy of training through Emotion-Focused Therapy on Marital Passion, Hormozgan Med J. 2016 ; 20(1):e87930.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 20 (1); e87930
Published Online: August 10, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 08, 2014
Accepted: August 10, 2014


Introduction: This study set out to investigate the efficacy of training through emotion-focused therapy (EFT) on the improvement of marital passion.

Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study with a pre- and post-test design, and experimental and control groups. The statistical population included all couples living in Bandar Abbas. In general 185 couples enrolled to participate in the research. The sample size comprised 20 subjects in the experimental group and 20 subjects in the control group, selected from 97 couples who gained low scores in the Love Component Scale (LCS). The Sternberg's Triangular Love Scale, or Sternberg's Love Components Scale, as well as Demographic Inventory were used for data collection. Data was analyzed using ANOVA and independent t-test.

Results: Findings indicate that the focus on emotions and attachment styles can alter marital passion in couples. In addition, the RFT has positive significant effect on the improvement of marital passion (P<0.0005).

Conclusion: These findings show that the development of a safe attachment style and identification of initial and secondary emotions in a training process not only fade negative interactions, but also improves marital passion.



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