The Effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral group program on constraining beliefs about mate selection and romantic beliefs of graduate students

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2016
Sancak Aydın, Gökçe
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral group program on constraining beliefs about mate selection and romantic beliefs of graduate students. With this purpose, two experimental group studies called “the first group study” and “the second group study” were conducted with the same procedure but with different participants. Each group study involved an experimental and a control group. Pre-test, post-test, and follow up test were used for the groups. The sample of the first group study was composed of 28 graduate students (14 women, 14 men) and the sample of the second group study was composed of 28 graduate students (16 women, 12 men). While the experimental groups received 5-week cognitive behavioral group intervention, the control groups did not receive any intervention for both group studies. The Attitudes about Romance and Mate Selection Scale, Romantic Beliefs Scale, Group Evaluation Form were used in data collection. The results of nonparametric test analyses revealed the cognitive behavioral group program had a significant effect on decreasing constraining beliefs about mate selection of graduate students both for the first and second group studies. For romantic beliefs, there was not any significant difference among repeated measures of the experimental group for the first group study, but there was a significant difference among the repeated measures of the experimental group for the second group study. The findings of this study may contribute to researchers, practitioners, and graduate students about the constraining mate selection beliefs and romantic beliefs.
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G. Sancak Aydın, “The Effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral group program on constraining beliefs about mate selection and romantic beliefs of graduate students,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2016.