Effectiveness of Cognitive and Transactional Analysis Group Therapy on Improving Conflict-Solving Skill

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bahram ali ghanbari hashemabadi 1 , Raheleh Maddah-Shoorcheh 2 , Zahra Vafaei-Jahan 2 , * , Mostafa Bolghanabadi 3

1 Associate Professor of Family Counseling Psychology, School of Psychology and Educational, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran.

2 MSc Student of General Psychology, School of Psychology and Educational, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Msc Student of Family Counseling, School of Psychology and Educational, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran.

How to Cite: ghanbari hashemabadi B A, Maddah-Shoorcheh R, Vafaei-Jahan Z, Bolghanabadi M. Effectiveness of Cognitive and Transactional Analysis Group Therapy on Improving Conflict-Solving Skill, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(1):e93670.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (1); e93670
Published Online: September 07, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 22, 2010
Accepted: December 11, 2010
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Abstract

  Background : Today, learning the communication skills such as conflict solving is very important. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the efficiency of cognitive and transactional analysis group therapy on improving the conflict-solving skill.

  Materials and Method : This study is an experimental study with pretest-posttest and control group. Forty-five clients who were referring to the counseling and psychological services center of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad were chosen based on screening method. In addition, they were randomly divided into three equal groups: control group (15 participants), cognitive experimental group (15 participants) and transactional analysis group (15 participants). Conflict-solving questionnaire was used to collect data and the intervention methods were cognitive and transactional analysis group therapy that was administrated during 8 weekly two-hour sessions. Mean and standard deviation were used for data analysis in the descriptive level and One-Way ANOVA method was used at the inference level.

  Results : The results of the study suggest that the conflict-solving skills in the two experimental groups were significantly increased.

  Conclusion : The finding of this research is indicative of the fact that both cognitive and transactional analysis group therapy could be an effective intervention for improving conflict-solving skills. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(1): 43-48 ]

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