Comparing the effectiveness of training cognitive behavioral therapy and neurolinguistic programming strategies on enhancing resilience of high school students in Kerman city, Iran

Authors

1 PhD student of Educational Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan Branch, Zahedan, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan Branch, Zahedan, Iran.

3 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran.

10.22038/ijp.2020.49918.3984

Abstract

Introduction: The aim of the present research was to compare the effectiveness of training cognitive behavioral therapy and neurolinguistic programming strategies on mitigating anxiety, depression, and stress of students.
Methodology: The method of this semi-experimental research was pretest posttest with control group. The statistical population consisted of all female and male adolescents 15-18 years studying in the second grade of high school in Kerman city. Forty-five students with the maximum score in anxiety, depression, and stress were chosen as the sample and randomly assigned into three 15-student groups (15 in the control group, 15 in the experimental group I, and 15 in the experimental group II). Next, experimental group I received training neurolinguistic programming strategies as therapeutic method, while experimental group II received cognitive behavioral therapy. The instrument used in this research was DASS-21 which was completed by all three groups before the study and after the therapeutic period.
Results: The results indicated that training neurolinguistic programming strategies and cognitive behavioral therapy had a significant effect on reducing anxiety, depression, and stress of students (p

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