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1- Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Psychology and Exceptional Children's Education, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
3- Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: Objective of this study was investigating impact of early psychological interventions on marital satisfaction of mothers with slow pace under 5 years children. Considering variables of the research, that is, early psychological interventions and marital satisfaction, research hypotheses was as follows: "early psychological interventions affect marital satisfaction of mothers with slow pace under 5 years children" and it was examined.

Methods: This research is of experimental type and pretest-posttest plan with control groups was used. Statistical population included all mothers with slow pace under 5 years children in Urmia. To this end, 40 mothers with slow pace children were selected as the sample in a non-random manner by convenience sampling. They were assigned randomly into two groups of 20 (20 test group and 20 control group), and finally psychological interventions were conducted on one of groups randomly. In order to evaluate marital satisfaction, Enrich marital satisfaction questionnaire with 47 items was used. Data were analyzed by univariate analysis of covariance.

Results: findings showed that there is significant difference between two groups in posttest in overall score of marital satisfaction as well as in some elements such as conventional responses, marital satisfaction, personality issues, marital relationships, conflict resolution, leisure, parenting, family and friends, and ideological orientation and sexual relations (P<0.005), and no significant difference was observed in financial supervision and roles related to gender equality.

Discusion: Psychological interventions were effective in promoting marital satisfaction in mothers with slow pace under 5 years children.

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Article type: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2012/01/13 | Accepted: 2012/02/21 | Published: 2012/04/1

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