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The Effect of Emotional Regulation Instruction on Alexithymia of High School Students
Shiva Ahmadi1 , Mustafa Bolghan-Abadi 2
1- M.A in Clinical Psychology, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Young Researchers and Elite Club, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran , mbolghan@gmail.com
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Aim and Background: Inability in cognitive processing, emotional awareness, and emotion regulation is called Alexithymia. The alexithymia is a common problem among people. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of emotional regulation instruction on alexithymia of high school students.

Methods and Materials: The research method was a semi-experimental design with pre-test and post-test with control group. The statistical population of this study included all female secondary high school students of Neyshabur who studying in the academic year of 2017-18. Among 20 high school students, 30 subjects were selected clustered sampling method and assigned in two control group (n=15) and experimental group randomly (n=15). The intervention program was conducted in 8 sessions of 90 minutes, weekly for the experimental group and the control group received was in wait list. Data were analyzed using covariance analysis

Findings: The findings of the study showed that emotional regulation training reduced alexithymia (p<.001).

Conclusions: To explain the above results, it can be said that are affected by the emotional ordering of individuals, so that the training of emotional regulation skills reduces alexithymia.

Keywords: Emotion regulation instruction, students, female, alexithymia
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2020/02/8 | Accepted: 2020/02/25 | Published: 2020/02/25



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