نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 کارشناسی ارشد مشاوره و راهنمایی، گروه مشاوره، واحد رودهن ، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، تهران، ایران.
2 استادیار گروه مشاوره، واحد الکترونیک، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، تهران، ایران،
3 استاد گروه مشاوره، دانشگاه علامه طباطبایی، تهران، ایران، firstname.lastname@example.org
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: Today, many people have been attracted to virtual social networks and this influence and spread has made virtual social networks as a part of people's daily lives. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the skills of using virtual social networks on marital satisfaction.
Methods: The present study was a quasi-experimental study with a pretest and posttest design with a control group. The statistical population of the present study consisted of couples working in government offices in the 12th district of Tehran in the first quarter of 2016. Sampling method was available; thus, among the couples seeking divorce who referred to the Moftah Court of Tehran, 16 couples were randomly divided into two groups, including 8 couples in the experimental group and 8 couples in the control group. To collect pre-test and post-test data, the research tool included Enrich Marital Scale (1983). The experimental group received 8 sessions, each session 90-minute, of virtual social networking skills. Analysis of covariance was used for statistical analysis of data.
Results: The results of the present study showed that training in the skills of using virtual social networks has been effective in increasing the level of marital satisfaction in the experimental group.
Conclusion: The skills of using virtual social networks, by increasing the self-awareness of each couple, cause awareness of personal needs, expectations and desires. This awareness, in turn, is expressed to the spouse through communication skills and leads to mutual understanding that this process increases marital satisfaction.