Document Type : Research Paper
M.A. in clinical psychology, Department of psychology Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur Branch, Neyshabur, Iran
B.A. in clinical psychology, Department of psychology Islamic Azad University, Quchan branch, Quchan, Iran
Introduction: The present study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment based therapy (ACT) on marital adjustment, sexual satisfaction and life satisfaction in women.
Materials and Methods: The statistical population of the study included all women who were referred to counseling centers in Quchan city in November 2015. The statistical sample of the study, which was selected by available sampling method in three clinics, included 30 women referred to counseling centers in Quchan city. Questionnaires of Spanier's Dyadic Adjustment Scale, Diener's life satisfaction scale and Larson’s sexual satisfaction scale were completed. These women divided into two groups randomly (experimental and control groups). The experimental group received acceptance and commitment based therapy, while the control group were placed on a waiting list. Covariance analysis was used to analyze data and software SPSS was used to expedite the results.
Results: The results showed that women's life satisfaction who received ACT significantly increased than those who did not receive this intervention.
Conclusion: It seems that acceptance and commitment based therapy can increase life satisfaction in women.