Dysfunctional beliefs and marital conflict in distressed and non-distressed married inidviduals

Rabe, Hester Maria (1999-11)

Thesis (M.A.) -- University of Stellenbosch, 1999.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: To test the hypothesis that the irrational evaluative beliefs, postulated by Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy, are related to marital conflict, 17 individuals from distressed marriages and 20 individuals from non-distressed marriages participated in the Articulated Thoughts during Simulated Situations procedure. Four scenes, representing different dimensions of marital conflict, were used. The results showed that, on all the scenes, the distressed group showed significantly more irrational cognitions than the non-distressed group, while the latter group showed significantly more positive thoughts than the distressed group. The results also showed that the non-distressed group displayed significantly more positive than negative thoughts for all the conflict scenes combined. However, no significant difference between positive and negative thoughts was found for the distressed group

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Ten einde die hipotese te toets dat dieirrasione1e evaluerende gedagtes, grondliggend aan die teorie van die Rasioneel-Emotiewe Gedragsterapie, verband hou met huwelikskonflik, het 17 individue met swak huwe1iksaanpassing aan die Articulated Thoughts during Simulated Situations posedure deelgeneem. Vier tonele, verteenwoordigend van verskillende dimensies van huwelikskonflik, is gebruik. Die resultate het aangetoon dat die swak aangepaste groep, op al die tonele, beduidend meer irrasionele kognisies gehad het as die goed aangepaste groep, terwyl laasgenoemde groep beduidend meer positiewe kognisies as die swak aangepaste groep vertoon het. Die resultate het ook aangedui dat die groep met goeie huweliksaanpassirig beduidend meer positiewe as negatiewe kognisies op al die tonele getoon het. Daar is egter nie 'n beduidende verskil tussen positiewe en negatiewe kognisies by die groep met swak huweliksaanpassing gevind nie.

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