Effectiveness of cognitive therapy on reducing irrational beliefs of 12-14 Year old adolescents and 18-20 year old adolescents

Najafi, T. and Lea-Baranovich, D. (2010) Effectiveness of cognitive therapy on reducing irrational beliefs of 12-14 Year old adolescents and 18-20 year old adolescents. In: Persidangan Inovasi Dalam Penyelidikan Pendidikan, 13 Julai 2010, Universiti Malaya. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This study seeks to see whether there is a significant difference in the extent to which REBT reduces irrational beliefs between the two experimental groups: 12-14 year old adolescents and 18-20 year old adolescents? An experimental pre-test and post-test design was used in this research. The sample consisted of 32 Iranian female adolescents living in Kuala Lumpur. They were assigned in 4 groups randomly: one 12-14 year old group, one18-20 year old group; and 2 control groups. Participants took part in 10 Cognitive Therapy sessions. Results show that the treatment has been effective in both groups, but it has been more effective in the 12-14 year old group. Based on this study, the researcher recommends providing REBT psycho-educational programs in educational settings for adolescents who live in foreign countries. Also, it is recommended to integrate cognitive programming as part of classroom curriculum.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescents, irrational beliefs, Cognitive Therapy.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 02:53
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 02:53
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/11339

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