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Navabifar F, Atashpour S H, Golparvar M. Investigating the Efficacy of Nine Types of Personality (Enneagram) Training on Self-Control of Marriage Applicants. HSR 2021; 17 (2) :119-126
URL: http://hsr.mui.ac.ir/article-1-1289-en.html
1- PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, School of Humanities, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, School of Humanities, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
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Background: Personality traits play a prominent role in interpersonal interactions, especially marriage. On that basis, the present study seeks to explain the relationship between personality traits and one of the most important individual characteristics, namely self-control, within the Enneagram framework, a theory that defines nine basic personality types and their emotional, perceptual, and behavioral patterns. Analyzing the relationship between self-control and couples' personality traits may ultimately lead to more informed decisions before marriage and prevent divorces resulting from uninformed choices.
Methods: The research method was semi-experimental with a pre-test-post-test design using a control group. The statistical population consisted of all couples in the premarital stage who had visited any of five counseling centers in Isfahan, Iran, from which 30 couples were selected by purposive sampling method and randomly divided into two groups of 30 people. The experimental group was subjected to 10 Enneagram educational sessions of 90 minutes. Tangney Self-Control Scale (SCS) (2004) was completed in pre-test and post-test stages with an interval of 45 days. Data were analyzed using SPSS.
Findings: The results of analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) showed that training the nine concepts of personality (Enneagram) was effective on the initial self-control (F = 0.36, P < 0.01), preventive self-control (F = 73.70, P < 0.01), and total self-control (F = 21.51, P < 0.01).
Conclusion: The results of the present study can be effective for empowering marriage applicants who do not have knowledge of their personality traits. Besides, knowledge of the ways of expressing emotions of each personality type is effective on couples' self-control.
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Received: 2021/07/5 | Accepted: 2021/07/6 | Published: 2021/07/6

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