The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Anxiety and Aggression of the Female Students

Ali Khaneh Keshi*, Masoumeh Azizi Moghadam**
*Department of Psychology, Behbahan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Behbahan, Iran.
**Department of Psychology, Ayatollah Amoli Branch, Islamic Azad University, Amol, Iran.
Periodicity:February - April'2019

Abstract

This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on anxiety and aggression in the 11th grade female students in Iran. This study was an experimental one with pretest-posttest control group design. The statistical population of the study included all the11thgradefemale students in Fereydunkenar city, Mazandaran Province, Iran (N=294), out of which 170students were selected using random cluster sampling method. They were asked to fill in Beck anxiety inventory and Buss- Perry aggression questionnaire. Forty five students had simultaneously a high score in anxiety and aggression, out of which 30 people were selected using random sampling method and assigned in to the experimental (n=15) and control (n=15) group. The experimental group received MBCT in 8 sessions (weekly and 90 minutes per session), and the control group did not receive any treatment. The collected data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA). The results showed a significant difference in mean scores of anxiety and aggression in the post-test of two groups, indicating that anxiety and aggression scores decreased significantly in the post-test (P<0/001). The findings indicate mindfulness based cognitive therapy is an important way that can be used in decreasing the student's aggression and anxiety.

Keywords

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Anxiety, Aggression

How to Cite this Article?

Keshi, A. K., & Moghadam, M. A. (2019). The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Anxiety and Aggression of the Female Students. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 12(4), 11-20.

References

Purchase Instant Access

Single Article

North Americas,UK,
Middle East,Europe
India Rest of world
USD EUR INR USD-ROW
Pdf 35 35 200 20
Online 35 35 200 15
Pdf & Online 35 35 400 25

If you have access to this article please login to view the article or kindly login to purchase the article
Options for accessing this content:
  • If you would like institutional access to this content, please recommend the title to your librarian.
    Library Recommendation Form
  • If you already have i-manager's user account: Login above and proceed to purchase the article.
  • New Users: Please register, then proceed to purchase the article.