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2 دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، واحد بجنورد
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: The purpose of the study was to determine the efficacy of emotion-focused couple therapy (EFCT) on couples' attachment styles.
Method: This is a quasi-experimental research based on pretest posttest with the control group. Statistical sample included 50 individuals (25 couples) who were selected by available sampling. They divided into two experimental (12 couples) and control group (12 couples) by simple random method. Measurement tools were Collins and Reid's Attachment Style Questionnaire and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). Experimental group received 9 EFCT sessions. Data were analyzed by multivariable analysis of covariance.
Results: The comparison of posttest and pretest control represents a significant increase in the scores of secure attachment style and a significant decrease in ambivalent, avoiding and insecure attachment styles of the experimental group.
Discussion and conclusion: The results show the usefulness of EFCT period in improving the couples' attachment styles.