Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on social well being improvement and mother-child relationship of girls in mother-headed single-parent families

Document Type : Research Paper


MA. in clinical psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Najaf Abad Branch, Isfahan, Iran


Introduction:Regarding to improvement in relationships and conflict resolution in families is one of the factors of improving individuals’ social wellbeing, the present study is aimed at investigating effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on social wellbeing improvement and mother-child relationships of girls in mother-headed single-parent families.
Materials and Methods: Research method of this clinical trial is pretest-posttest with control group. In this research, 28 mother-headed girls with conflicts with their families were selected and randomly divided into two control and experimental groups. Then, Well-Being Scales and The Parent-Child Relationship Inventory (PCRI) were completed by members of the two groups. The experimental group received ten 90-minute weekly sessions of ACT. Data analyzed through descriptive and analytical statistics.
Results:Analysis of covariance showed that there is significant difference between experimental group and control group in the scores (P<0.05).
Conclusion:According to the research findings, ACT is effective on individuals’ social wellbeing as well as mother-child relationships.