The Impact of “Marital Relationships Enrichment Program for Couples in the Period of Transition to Parenthood” on Marital Satisfaction

This study was implemented for the purpose of examining the impact of “Marital Relationships Enrichment Program for Couples in the Period of Transition to Parenthood” on marital satisfaction levels of couples expecting their first child. In the study using a “Pretest-Posttest Control Group Design”, an experimental and a control group were formed. The study was carried out with a total of 12 couples (n=24), 6 in the experimental group and 6 in the control group. In the study, “Marital Satisfaction Scale” was applied to the participants in order to measure their marital satisfaction levels. The Marital Relationships Enrichment Program for Couples in the Period of Transition to Parenthood consists of 8 group sessions and 2 follow-up sessions. According to the findings acquired; it was determined that post-test and follow-up test scores of the experimental and control group differed significantly and the couples in the experimental group had significantly higher marital satisfaction levels than those in the control group. The results showed that the marital relationships enrichment program is effective on increasing marital satisfaction before birth and protecting it after birth.

Ebeveynliğe Geçiş Dönemindeki Evli Bireylerin Evlilik İlişkilerini Geliştirme Programının Evlilik Doyumuna Etkisi

Bu araştırma, Ebeveynliğe Geçiş Dönemindeki Evli Bireylerin Evlilik İlişkilerini Geliştirme Programının ilk bebeklerini bekleyen çiftlerin evlilik doyumu düzeylerine etkisini sınamak amacıyla yapılmıştır. “Ön Test- Son Test Kontrol Grup Deseni” kullanılan çalışmada, bir deney ve bir kontrol grubu oluşturulmuştur. Çalışma deney grubunda 6 çift ve kontrol grubunda 6 çift olmak üzere toplam 12 çift ile (n=24) gerçekleştirilmiştir. Araştırmada, evlilik doyumu düzeylerini belirlemek amacıyla “Evlilik Doyumu Ölçeği” kullanılmıştır. Ebeveynliğe Geçiş Dönemindeki Evli Bireylerin Evlilik İlişkilerini Geliştirme Programı, 8 grup oturumu ve 2 izleme oturumu içermektedir. Elde edilen bulgulara göre; deney ve kontrol gruplarının son test ve izleme testi puanlarının anlamlı ölçüde farklılık gösterdiği, deney grubundaki çiftlerin evlilik doyumlarının anlamlı ölçüde daha yüksek olduğu belirlenmiştir. Sonuçlar, evlilik ilişkisini geliştirme programının evlilik doyumunu doğum öncesinde artırmada, doğum sonrasında ise korumada etkili olduğunu göstermiştir.

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