Volume 24, Issue 115 (8-2014)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2014, 24(115): 141-147 | Back to browse issues page

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Jamshidi Nazar F, Zare- Bahramabadi M, Delavar A, Rajabi Gilan N. Efficacy of Psychodrama Techniques in Internalizing Symptoms (anxiety, depression and somatization) among Adolescent Girls Victims of Bullying in Kermanshah. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2014; 24 (115) :141-147
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Background and purpose: Psychodrama is a special approach that facilitates releasing trapped emotions in order to adopt new behaviors and recognize self-form. This study aimed at assessing the efficacy of psychodrama techniques in internalizing symptoms among guidance school girls bully/victims in Kermanshah. Material and methods: This study was a quasi-experimental with pre-test, post-test and control group. Data was collected using Olweus Bully/Victim questionnaire and the adolescents form of Achenbach behavioral problems questionnaire. Thirty girls who achieved higher scores in the Olweus Bully/Victim questionnaire were randomly assigned into experimental and control groups. The experimental group participated in eight psychodrama group sessions (1.5 hours- two times per week), while no intervention was done for the control group. To analyze the data descriptive and inferential statistical methods (analysis of covariance) were used. Results: ANCOVA test showed the efficacy of psychodrama techniques in reducing the youth internalizing symptoms (Eta=0.66–P<0.001) and its subscales: anxiety - depression (Eta=0.53–P<0.001), isolation - depression (Eta=0.31 – P<0.001), and physical complaints (Eta=0.60 – P<0.001). Conclusion: According to this study, using psychodrama techniques play an important role in improving mental health in young individuals.
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Type of Study: Brief Report | Subject: psychology

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