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1- Associate Professor, Clinical Care Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
2- Master of Science in Technology, Educational Assistant, Continuous Education, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
3- Student Research Committee, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
4- MSc Clinical Psychology, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran , far.khanpour@gmail.com
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Introduction: Personality has a lasting effect on marital relationships and some personality traits increase tensions and conflicts among couples and these conflicts can threaten the continuation of marital life.
Aim: Considering the increasing divorce rate and the importance of personality disorder in this study, the aim of this study was to compare the level of personality disorder in couples applying for divorce referring to counseling centers and non-applicants for divorce in Sanandaj. The present research is a comparative study.
Method: The present study is a comparative study and the study population is the couples seeking and non-applying for divorce. 55 divorce applicants were selected through convenience sampling and 55 non-divorce applicants were selected by multistage cluster sampling in 2019and completed the Millon III questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS 21 software using independent t-test and one-way ANOVA.
Results: The results of this study showed that among couples applying for divorce and divorced couples, disclosure, desirability, schizoid, distraction, depression, affiliated, demonstrative, selfish, negative, selfish, schizotypal, borderline, anxiety disorder, Depressed mood, post traumatic stress, thinking disorder, major depression and delusional disorder (p<0.05). However, there are no significant differences in the scales of antisocial, anxiety, obsession, paranoid, pseudo-physical, manic, alcohol and drug dependence.
Conclusion: According to the results of the research, the significance of the most of the dimensions of personality disorder in divorce applicants and the high divorce rates in society, education and the creation of appropriate psychological treatments for increasing the knowledge and treatment of couples and reducing the divorce rate is necessary.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/01/7 | Accepted: 2020/02/26 | Published: 2020/03/29

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