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Khosravi S, Neshad Doost H, Molavi H, Kalantari M. The effect of teaching communicative patterns of pluralistic family on life satisfaction of couples. hmj. 2011; 15 (1) :40-48
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Introduction: Satisfaction in life arises from mutual interests, acceptance, understanding and meeting the needs. The aim of the present study is to measure the efficiency of teaching communicative pattern of pluralistic family on life satisfaction of couples.
Methods: The study was designed including pre-test and post test with control group. The research population were all patients referred to the counseling centers of Shiraz city. 40 couples were randomly selected according to the revised version of family communication patterns of Koerner and Fitzpatrick. Diner test of satisfaction was administered on 40 couples and then randomly divided to control and experimental groups. 90 - minute training in ten sessions were held for experimental group exposing them pluralistic communication patterns. Satisfaction test was repeated again for both groups. Data was analyzed with covariance analysis method using SPSS 15.
Results: The results of the present study showed that with regard to life satisfaction , there was a significant difference in both groups (P<0.0001). The difference was also significant existed between the pretest and post test scores in both groups (P<0.001).
Conclusion: Based on the findings, listening to and speaking with each other play a key role in life satisfaction, therefore, pluralistic communication methods based on high levels of listing – speaking interactions could be effective.
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Received: 2012/10/18

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