Designing a Family Function Model based on the Elements of Marital Conflicts and Intimacy of the Couples Referred to Marriage Consulting Centers in Kermanshah

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Ph.D. Student of Counseling, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran

2 Professor, Department of Evaluating and Measuring, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran

Abstract

The present study is aimed at designing a model of family function for the target population based on the elements of marital intimacy and conflict of the couples referred to Kermanshah-based marriage consultant centers. The study is a development study in nature and study population was comprised of all couples referring to marriage consultant clinics in Kermanshah city. A sample group of 500 members (250 males +250 female) was formed through simple random sampling. To measure variables Three questionnaires were used to collect data include: family assessment devise (FAD), marital intimacy questionnaire, and marital conflict questionnaire. For data analysis, inferential statistics (path analysis method) was used in Lisrel. The results showed that Fitness of the designed model was acceptable and marital conflicts and family function were predicted satisfactorily. Marital conflicts predicted family function with intimacy as a mediator factor. Moreover, marital conflicts predicted marital intimacy and the intimacy in turn predicted family function.

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