The Effectiveness of Mental Health Literacy Program in Promoting Emotion Regulation and Mate Selection Attitudes in People on the Verge of Marriage




Mental Health Literacy, Mental Health, Emotion Regulation, Mate Selection Attitudes


Background: In a successful marriage, many psychological and physical needs can be met in a safe environment. Choosing a mate is the first and most important step in the marriage process. Towards this end, the present study examined the effect of a mental health literacy program on improving emotion regulation and attitudes towards the selection of a mate in individuals on the verge of marriage. 

Methods: The present study applied research in terms of a quasi-experimental research method of pre-test-post-test with a control group. The statistical population of this study included all girls and boys on the eve of marriage in Shahroud in 1400. The scales of the Mate Selection Attitudes Questionnaire (Shahabi Farahani, 2018) and the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (Garnefski and Kraaij, 2006) were used to collect data. The data were analyzed using a multivariate analysis of covariance. 

Results: The results of covariance analysis showed that the mental health literacy program led to the improvement of emotion regulation and attitudes towards choosing a mate in people on the verge of marriage (P<0.01).

Conclusion: Considering the results of this study, it is believed that a mental health literacy program will help not only with emotion regulation but also with modifying mate selection attitudes. 

Keywords: Mental Health Literacy, Mental Health, Emotion Regulation, Mate Selection Attitudes.


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The Effectiveness of Mental Health Literacy Program in Promoting Emotion Regulation and Mate Selection Attitudes in People on the Verge of Marriage. (2022). International Journal of Health Studies, 9(2), 38-44.