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Dargahi S, Rezaiee Ahvanuiee M, Ghasemi Jobaneh R, Khorasani A. The effect of relationship enhancement approach training on job stress and quality of marital relationship among municipality staffs. JOHE. 2017; 6 (4) :199-206
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1- PhD Student in Counseling, Faculty of Education Science and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.
2- MSc in Counseling, Dept. of Counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Education Science, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran.
3- PhD Student in Counseling, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.
4- PhD in Psychology, Head of the Counseling Center, Damghan University, Damghan, Iran. , khorasani .dubs@gmail.com
Abstract:   (2620 Views)
Background: Staffs may suffer from high job stress and low quality of the marital relationship. Constructive skills can have a positive impact on them. Thus, the aim of the current research was to investigate the effectiveness of relationship enhancement (RE) approach training on job stress and quality of marital relationship among staffs of the Municipality of Karaj, Iran.
Materials and Methods: The research method was semi-experimental and the pretest- posttest design with the control group was used. Population in this study consisted of Municipal staffs of Karaj in 2015. Samples were selected at first by available sampling method. After completing job stress and marital status questionnaires, samples were assigned using the random split method in two experimental and control groups (15 ones per group). The experimental group participated in 7 sessions of group training based on RE approach and control group received no intervention. The gathered data were analyzed by SPSS software.
Results: There was a significant difference between the posttest scores of the experimental and control groups. Moreover, RE approach training could significantly reduce job stress (P = 0.01, F = 6.19) and increase quality of marital relationship (P < 0.01, F = 7.79).
Conclusions: According to the effectiveness of RE approach in reducing job stress and increasing quality of marital relationship, it is recommended that this program is used in private and public centers to increase the health of the staff.
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Type of Study: original article | Subject: Occupational Health
Received: 2017/09/29 | Accepted: 2017/11/1 | ePublished: 2018/01/8

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