The Effectiveness of PREPARE-ENRICH Program on Subjective Well-Being and Sexual Self-Efficacy of Iranian Couples

Sara Hasankhani, Hamidreza Vatankhah


In this study with control group pre-test/post-test design, we aimed to study the effectiveness of PREPARE-ENRICH program developed by Olson (1996) on subjective well-being and sexual self-efficacy of couples. Participants were 30 couples supported by the Department of Social Welfare in Tonekabon County in Mazandaran Province of Iran who were referred to the department during 2014. They were divided into two experimental and control groups each had 15 subjects. The experimental group received PREPARE/ENRICH program once a week for seven weeks each session had 90 minutes, while the control group received no intervention. Then both groups were assessed by Persian version of Ryff scale of psychological well-being (long form) and Vaziri-Lotfi (2010)’s Persian language sexual self-efficacy questionnaire. Collected data were analyzed using statistical tests (mean, standard deviation, and MANCOVA, and ANCOVA) in SPSS v.16 software. After conducting the program, statistical results showed a significant difference between two groups in subjective well-being and sexual self-efficacy (P<0.05). We found out that the Program had significant effect on subjective well-being and sexual self-efficacy of Iranian couples (p>0.01) and was successful in improving these factors among Iranian couples.


PREPARE-ENRICH Program, subjective well-being, sexual self-efficacy, Iranian couples.  

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