The effectiveness of premarital schema-based education on marriage desire and maladaptive schemas in single girls

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1 Ph.D. in counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan Branch (Khorasgan), Isfahan, Iran

2 M.A in family counseling, Department of Family Counseling, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

3 Assistant professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Azad University, Isfahan Branch (Khorasgan), Isfahan, Iran


Introduction: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of premarital schema-based education on marriage desire and maladaptive schemas in single girls. 
Materials and Methods: In this study in 2020, thirty single female students were selected by the convenient sampling method and divided into two control and experimental groups. The experimental group received premarital schema-based education for 15 ninety minute-sessions twice a week in Salam Counseling Center in Isfahan and control group did not receive any intervention. Both groups fulfilled Marriage Desire Questionnaire (MIDQ) and Young Schema Questionnaire. Data analyzed through descriptive statistics, multivariate analysis of covariance, and SPSS-23 software.
Results: Findings showed that premarital education had a significant effect on marriage desire (P= 0.000) and maladaptive schemas (P= 0.000). There were significant differences between control and experimental group in maladaptive schemas and the desire to marry after schema-based premarital education (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: This study showed that premarital schematic education had a significant effect on the marriage desire and maladaptive schemas of single girls. The results of this study can be used by family and marriage counselors.


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