Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of psychology, Kish International Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kish Island, Iran

2 Professor of Psychology, Department of Guilan University, Guilan, Iran

3 Department of psychology, Roodehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Roodehen, Iran


The purpose of this study was to examine the role of  differentiation of self in predicted of family function in women with marital conflict. The population consist of all women referred to counseling centers and dementia clinics in Tabriz. 120 women were selected with sampling method. The students answered the same questionnaire including: questionnaire of marital conflict, Family Assessment Device (FAD), and differentiation of self.  Data analysis included multivariate regression, pearson’s r correlations, regression analysis, ANOVA analyses with SPSS software (package of Spss / pc + + ver18). The results of this study show the there is a significant relationship between differentiation of self  in predicted of family function in women with marital conflict. According to the results there is a significant relationship between differentiation of self with problem solving, communication, emotional companionship, emotional involvement, overall performance and predicted of family function in women with marital conflict.


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