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Effect of Fordyce Happiness Model on Hardiness and Marital Adjustment in Infertile Couples
Masoud Khakpour , Hamid Nejat , Fariba Karimian , Masomeh Mehrafarid , Sima Mortazavi , Toktam Chenari
Assistance professor Quchan branch, Islamic Azad University Quchan, Iran , m.khakpour54@gmail.com
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Introduction: Infertile couples are faced with multiple psychological problems. This semi-experimental study aimed to evaluate the effect of Fordyce happiness model on hardiness and marital adjustment in infertile couples.

Methods: The population were consisted of infertile couples in Quchan and Faruj cities in 2015 that participated voluntarily 20 couples (n = 40) and were randomly assigned to experimental group (10 couples) and control group (10 couples). Couples in experimental group received a psycho-educational program on happiness in 14 sessions (90 minutes). Scale survey tools included Hardiness and Dyadic Adjustment Scale.

Results: Repeated measures analysis of variance and interactive effect of the test and separately on each of the dependent variables (hardiness and marital adjustment) was significant (P<0.01). Also, the effect of group and time of the test on each of the dependent variables was significant (P<0.01). Thus, Fordyce model were significantly effective on the hardiness and marital adjustment. The average difference between pre-test and post-test to measure both variables was significant (P<0.01) and this was statistically significant in favor of the post-test. The mean post-test and follow up on any of the dependent variables were not significant (P>0.05), but the difference between average pre-test and follow-up in all two dependent variables were statistically significant (P<0.01).

Conclusion: Fordyce happiness model training had stable effect on hardiness and marital adjustment. Therefore, we offer implementation of this method in improving the lives of infertile couples in nursing infertility centers.

Keywords: Happiness, Fordyce, Hardiness, Adjustment, Couples, Infertile
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Type of Study: Quantitative-Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/02/15 | Accepted: 2017/07/17 | Published: 2017/07/17
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DOI: 10.21859/jne-06026


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Khakpour M, Nejat H, Karimian F, Mehrafarid M, Mortazavi S, Chenari T. Effect of Fordyce Happiness Model on Hardiness and Marital Adjustment in Infertile Couples. 3 JNE. 2017; 6 (2) :41-48
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