Empowering newly married women in Iran: A new method of social work intervention that uses a client-directed problem-solving model in both group and individual sessions
2013 (English)In: Qualitative Social Work, ISSN 1473-3250, E-ISSN 1741-3117, Vol. 12, no 6, 765-781 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We set out to assess the processes by which a personal empowerment-oriented intervention based on learning spaces and the Rahyab problem-solving model can help newly married women in Iran to gain more control over their life situations. Learning to use the problem-solving model independently was an important component of this seven months’ educational program. A descriptive field study design based on qualitative methods was employed for data collection and analysis. The analysis of these processes showed how, through group and individual interventions, these women could influence their intimate relationships by altering their thoughts, their management of emotions, and their overt behavior. We invite more research on how empowerment-oriented interventions can be used to support newly married women as a part of family educational programs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2013. Vol. 12, no 6, 765-781 p.
Education, empowerment, Iran, problem-solving, Rahyab, women
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-88191DOI: 10.1177/1473325012458310ISI: 000330308200005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-88191DiVA: diva2:602039