The effect of group training based on Lazarus multimodal therapy on the happiness of women in Islamshahr, Iran

Tehrani, Akram and Heidari, Hassan (2015) The effect of group training based on Lazarus multimodal therapy on the happiness of women in Islamshahr, Iran. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 17 (2). pp. 98-102.

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Abstract

Introduction: The emotions are necessary for shaping and keeping interpersonal relations and interaction to others and family relationships. Having management skills of emotions and such awareness of abilities and self can help to optimize emotions and cognitive schema. Present study aimed to determine the effectiveness of the group training with multiple Lazarus approach on happiness among women.  Materials and Methods: The statistical community of this clinical trial was all women referred to social working clinic of Aftab Shargh in Islamshahr (2013). 24 subjects who received low scores based on Oxford Happiness Questionnaire were selected through available sampling and randomly assigned in groups of experiment and control. Interventions based on Lazarus approach was done on the experimental group in 10 one hour sessions. All participants fulfilled the questionnaire. Data were collected by Oxford Happiness Questionnaire and analyzed by SPSS-19 software through analysis of covariance. Results: There is no significant difference between the mean scores of happiness among experimental and control groups in pre-test phase (P>0.05) but this difference is significant in post-interventional phase (P=0.001). Conclusion: Research results provide some evidence that the group training with multiple Lazarus approach is an appropriate skill for enhancing happiness in women. Therefore, in order to increase women�s happiness, it may be useful that the cognitive, effective and behavioral dimensions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 19:51
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 19:51
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3716

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