Volume 11, Issue 6 (Nov & Dec 2021)                   J Research Health 2021, 11(6): 383-392 | Back to browse issues page

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Vafaei T, Samavi S A, Whisenhunt J L, Najarpourian S. The Effectiveness of Group Training of Emotional Regulation on Adolescent’s Self-injury, Depression, and Anger. J Research Health. 2021; 11 (6) :383-392
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1- Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, University of Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
2- Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Speech-Language Pathology, Faculty of Education, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, USA. , wahab.samavi@gmail.com
3- Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Speech-Language Pathology, Faculty of Education, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, USA.
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Background: The prevalence of self-injury behavior and negative emotions in adolescents is high. This study aimed to investigate the effect of emotional regulation group training on self-injury behavior, depression, and anger in adolescents.
Methods: The research method is quasi-experimental with a Pre-test-post-test design and a control group. The study population comprised adolescents aged 13-15 years living in Shiraz City, Iran, in 2020 with self-injury experience. A total of 30 samples were selected by multi-stage cluster random sampling method and randomly assigned to the two groups of experimental and control (each 15 members). A Pre-test evaluated members of both groups. Then emotion regulation group training was applied online to the experimental group. After that, the participants in both groups were assessed in the post-test. Data collection tools were deliberate self-harm inventory, Kutcher adolescent depression scale, and state and trait anger expression inventory. Descriptive Statistics (SD) and inferential statistics (multivariate covariance) were used to analyze the obtained data
Results: The results of the multivariate covariance test showed that group training of emotion regulation affected self-injury behavior, depression, and anger (P<0.05). Data analysis showed a significant difference between the experimental and control groups regarding self-injury, depression, and anger. Emotion-regulation group training reduced self-injury behavior and the rate of depression and anger in adolescents.
Conclusion: Emotion-regulation group training is one of the new therapies to reduce problems. This study also confirms its effectiveness on emotions and dysfunctional behaviors of adolescents. 
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health Psychology and Social Health
Received: 2021/06/10 | Accepted: 2021/09/14 | Published: 2021/12/1

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