Effect of story-telling on preschool children�s depression and aggression

Ghashghaei, Soghra (2016) Effect of story-telling on preschool children�s depression and aggression. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 18 (4). pp. 234-238.

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Introduction: According to effectiveness of story-telling in children�s psychological problems, this research conducted to assess the effectiveness of story telling aggression and depression in pre-school children.  Materials and Methods: The statistical community of this clinical trial included preschool children (4-6 years) in kindergartens of Saveh city in 2013. So, 40 children selected among those who had high scores of aggression and depression based on Rutter�s children behavioral problems checklist by available sampling method. Then they were divided into two equal experimental and control groups. After implementing the pre-test, the story-telling treatment conducted in 12 sessions with duration of 60 minutes (twice a week) for experimental group. After end of sessions, the post-test and one month later, follow-up test were done. For analyzing the data, descriptive statistics, the variance analysis with repetitious sizes and SPSS software were used.   Results: The results showed that pre-test scores of depression and aggression were not different significantlly (P>0.05) but these scores decreased in story-telling group compared to control group (P=0.01) and this effect continoued in follow-up test. Conclusion: It seems that story-telling can reduce preschool children�s aggression and depression and it can be used as an effective technique for behavioral disorders in children.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 12:23
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 14:53
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1929

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