:: Volume 4, Issue 2 ( Spring 2015 2015) ::
Arch Hyg Sci 2015, 4(2): 73-79 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Transactional Analysis Group-counseling on the Improvement of Couples’ Family Functioning
Ghorban Ali Yahyaee *, Rahmatollah Nooranipoor, Abdolla Shafiabadi, Valiollah Farzad
Department of Counseling, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran
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Background & Aims of the Study: Family functioning is among the most important factors ensuring the mental health of family members. Disorder or disturbance in family functioning would cause many psychological problems for family members. Current study intended to examine the effectiveness of transactional analysis group counseling on the improvement of couple's family functioning. Materials & Methods: The design of the study is as semi experimental research with pretest and posttest with follow up and control group. Statistical population consists all couples referring to the psychological and counseling centers of Rasht city in 2012. Samples were selected at first by available sampling method and after completing family assessment  device, and obtaining score for enter to research, were placement using random sampling method in two experimental and control groups (N = 8 couples per group). The experimental group participated in 12 sessions of group counseling based on transactional analysis and control group received no intervention. The gathered data were analyzed using covariance analysis. Results: The results show that there are significant differences between the pre-test and post test scores of the experimental group. This difference is significant at the level of 0.05. Therefore it seems that transactional group therapy improved the dimensions of family functioning in couples. Conclusions: The results indicated that transactional analysis group counseling can improve the family functioning and use this approach to working with couples is recommended.

Keywords: Transactional Analysis, Group Counseling, Family, Functioning Couple
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2016/02/13 | Accepted: 2016/02/23 | Published: 2016/02/23

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