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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 131-134

The effectiveness of the integrated group therapy on increasing the prisoners' self-esteem


1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
2 Department of Psychology and Counseling, Faculty of Sciences, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran
3 Department of Counseling, Young Researcher and Elite Club, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mustafa Bolghan-Abadi
Department of Counseling, Young Researcher and Elite Club, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/iahs.iahs_19_18

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Context: The previous studies have shown the commitment of most crimes and offensive behaviors are the root of psychological disorders. Aims: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness integrated group therapy in increasing the male prisoners' self-esteem of central prison of Mashhad. Settings and Design: Statistical population included all the male prisoners of the central prison of Mashhad who were addicted to drugs. A sample from these prisoners was selected randomly and was assigned in experimental and control groups (12 participants in each group). Subjects and Methods: The research method of this study was semi-experimental with pretest/posttest/follow-up and control group design. Weekly group sessions were holding which last for 2 h during 1½ months. For gathering the data demographic and Coopersmith's self-esteem questionnaire were used. Statistical Analysis Used: For analyzing the data, ANCOVA test was used. Results: Findings show that those who had received the intervention expressed high level of self-esteem to those who had not received it (control group participants). Conclusions: It could be concluded that the group therapy by the integrated approach has effective influence on increasing the male prisoner's self-esteem of central prison of Mashhad.


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