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Amini P, Karami Nejad R. The Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Marital Burnout and Self-Compassion in Unsupervised Women under the Cover of NGOs of Tehran. TB. 2021; 20 (1) :25-37
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The Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Marital Burnout and Self-Compassion in Unsupervised Women under the Cover of NGOs of Tehran
Parisa Amini(M.A.)1, Reza Karami Nejad(P.hD.)2
1.Corresponding Author:M.Sc., Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Sari Branch, Sari, Iran.    Email: parisa746@yahoo.com       Tel:09133564123
2.P.hD. Department of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Tehran university, Tehran.
 Introduction: Unsupervised Women always face very serious challenges in life. These problems can affect different aspects of their lives. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on self-compassion and marital boredom in Unsupervised Women.
Methods: The research was quasi-experimental with pre-test, post-test with control group. The statistical population consisted of Unsupervised Women under the Cover of NGOs of Tehran and the sample consisted of 30 women (15 individual in control and 15 individual in Experiment group) according to education level and age. The participants randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The research instrument were Penance Marital Burning Scale and Raes, Pommier, Neff, & Van Gucht self—compassion scale. After the pre-test, the experimental group received 8 sessions of ACT, while the control group received no intervention. At the end of intervention post-test was performed. The results were analyzed by ANCOVA at the level of 0.05 using SPSS 20 software.
Results: Based on the results of the research, A significant difference was found between the two groups regarding their Marital Burning (P < 0.001, F=401.28) and increased self-compassion intervention (P < 0.001, F=457.52) before and after intervention. The effect size was 0.9 for Marital Burning and 0.3 for self-compassion.
Conclusion: According to the findings of the study, ACT can be used to decrease Marital Burning and increase self-compassion in unsupervised Women. ACT leads to psychological flexibility and commitment to perform actions that may lead to a fulfilling, rich and meaningful life, so it can be used as an effective intervention to decrease Marital Burning and increase self-compassion.
Keywords: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Self-Compassion, Unsupervised Women, Marital Burning Out

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/01/25 | Accepted: 2021/04/30 | Published: 2021/04/30

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