Effectiveness of the Relationship Enhancement Program on Relationship Satisfaction of University Students


YALÇIN İ., ERSEVER O. G.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.30, no.2, pp.185-201, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-201

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the Relationship Enhancement Program on relationship satisfaction of university students. It is an experimental design with one experimental and one control group with three measurements. The data used in this study was obtained using Relationship Assessment Scale and recordings of focus group interviews during which couples in the experimental group evaluated the training program. Mann Whitney U, Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Tests, and descriptive analysis techniques were used to analyze the data. The results of the study revealed that there was a significant difference between post-tests of the experimental and control groups. Also, there was a significant improvement in the experimental group from pre to post test. However, positive effects of the training program on relationship satisfaction of the students and their partners declined over a 2-month period. Findings were discussed, and recommendations were made for counselors and researchers.