Department of Psychology, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran.
Professor of Health Education, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran.
This research was done with the objective of "Determine the effectiveness of learning coping strategies with Irrational Beliefs based on the theory of rational-emotional Alice on students’ attitude toward premarital relations in Yazd city".
Materials and Methods
In this semi experimental research 60 female students of Yazd-Iran, selected by using of Cochran’s formula and divided in two groups of control (30 persons) and experiment (30 persons) randomly. Learning of coping strategies with Irrational beliefs based on the theory of rational-emotional Alice during the 8 sessions of 90 minutes was conducted on experiment group, and the control group did not training; then post-test was conducted in two groups. Also, analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) used in order to data analysis in descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.
The adjusted mean attitude scores of the relationship with the opposite sex in control group, on the pre-test and post-test was 51.27+12.16, 50.30+14.46 and in experimental group was 69.53+8.91, 43.63+10.96 respectively. The result Alice rational-emotional treatment method is effective on attitude to relationship before marriage of high school girls (P<0.05).
Overall results of this research indicated effectiveness of educational intervention of Alice rational- emotional treatment on students’ attitude toward premarital relations and led to attitude adjustment of teenage girls than connection before marriage in the experimental group.