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International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

Editor-in-Chief: Merrick, Joav

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The effect of rational-emotive behavior therapy on anxiety and resilience in students

Seyedeh Maryam Noormohamadi
  • Department of Counseling and Psychology, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran
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/ Karim Afshaini
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/ Keivan Kakabaraee
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Published Online: 2019-06-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2019-0099

Abstract

Background

Adolescence and youth are important periods in the growth and excellence of an individual.

Objectives

Given the importance of the study, its purpose was to determine the effect of rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT) on anxiety and resilience in students.

Methods

Students admitted to the counseling centers of Ilam University were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Using convenient sampling method, 30 subjects were selected and randomly assigned to either REBT tests or a control group (10 subjects in each). The 26 codes of ethics were observed in the study and the data were analyzed using SPSS17.

Results

Before the intervention, the anxiety score was 26.75 (4.43) and after the intervention it was 18 (4.403) (p < 0.05), but in the control group it was 31.34 (6.04) before the intervention and after the intervention it was 32.35 (5.17) (p > 0.05). Before the intervention, the anxiety score was 52.77 (13.37) and after the intervention it was 60.00 (14.31) (p < 0.05), but in the control group it was 47.00 (8.73) before the intervention and after the intervention it was 49.76 (9.10) (p > 0.05).

Conclusions

REBT was effective in students as it reduced anxiety and increased resilience. Thus, it is suggested for use in students’ care.

Keywords: adolescent; emotive behavior therapy; student

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About the article

Received: 2019-05-04

Accepted: 2019-05-16

Published Online: 2019-06-08


Conflict of interests: No conflict of interests is reported.

Funding support: Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran.


Citation Information: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 20190099, ISSN (Online) 2191-0278, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2019-0099.

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