The effectiveness of Acceptance and commitment consultation (ACT) on self-efficacy and marital satisfaction substance using married women with children

Document Type : Research Paper

10.22059/japr.2015.58504

Abstract

Addiction is regarded as a crucial threat for family health. It seems that the third wave of cognitive behavioral therapies with an emphasis on mindfulness and psychological resilience are effective in the rehabilitation of substance using married women with children.The present study intended to assess the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment counseling for self-efficacy and marital satisfaction in substance using married women with children. The method of the present study was quasi-experimental and its design was pretest-posttest with a control group. The statistical population included all the substance using married women with children who were in drug rehabilitation centers of Shiraz city. Thirty substance using married women with children were selected via convenience sampling method. General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE) and Hudson Index of Marital Satisfaction (IMS) were used as pretest and posttest in this study and the data were analyzed using ANCOVA.The results suggested that ACT had a significant effect on the participants' self-efficacy and marital satisfaction and there was a significant difference between the 1 acceptance and commitment counseling improves self-efficacy and marital satisfaction in substance using married women with children.

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