The Effect of A Counseling Program to Modify Cognitive Distortions among Wives in Improving the Level of Marital Adjustment and Relationship with Children

Fathyah Ahmed Odeh, "Mohammad Najih" Hamdi

Abstract


This study investigated the effects of a counseling program to modify the wives' cognitive distortions on improving level of marital adjustment and relationship with their children. The sample of the study consisted of 54 wives who have children aged between 14-17 years. The sample was randomly distributed to experimental group (29), and control group (25). Two scales have been used in the study, the marital adjustment scale and the mother - child relationship scale that measures three dimensions of the mother-child relationship (parental authority, emotional attachment and marital consentient). The scale has two versions: One for mothers and the other for children. Results indicated significant differences in the level of marital adjustment and the mother - child relationship in favor of the experimental group.
Results indicated that there was significant correlation between marital adjustment and all dimensions of the mother- child relationship, from the point of view of mothers. Meanwhile there was a significant correlation between marital adjustment and only two dimensions of the mother - child relationship (emotional attachment and marital consentient), but not for the dimension of parental authority from the view point of children.

Keywords


Counseling Program, Cognitive Distortions, Marital Adjustment, Relationship with Children

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