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Volume 1, Issue 156 (4-2019)                   Exceptional Education 1398, __(156): 29-40 | Back to browse issues page

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nili E, kazemi M. Effectiveness of Positive Thinking on irrational beliefs and happiness mothers of deaf children. Exceptional Education. 2019; 1 (156) :29-40
URL: http://exceptionaleducation.ir/article-1-1355-en.html
1- zanjan university , nili.elahe@gmail.com
2- zanjan university
Abstract:   (1147 Views)
Background and Aim: The birth of a deaf child makes family especially mothers face a situation which requires their psychological to be paid more attention. Positive psychotherapy is a psychotherapy approach that is accompanied by the creation of positive abilities and emotions, and it attempts to increase the meaning of life in order to relieve mental harm and increase their happiness. The current  study was to investigate effectivness positive thinking on reducing irrational beliefs and inhancing happiness in mothers of deaf children in qazvin.
Methods: The research method was quasi-experimental with pretest and post-test with control group. The statistical population of this study included all mothers of deaf children that 34 people was selected using the available sampling method from them and according to the criteria for entering (age of mother, sex, education, maternal hearing standard and age of the child and duality of the families) divided into two groups (experimental and control) grouped and matched. The research instruments were khodayarifard and ghobari bonab positive thinking(1391), Jones Irrational Belief Test(1969) and  Oxford Happiness Inventory(1989). Positive Interview Training in the form of ten sessions 90 Minutes held weekly in one session was conducted in the experimental group. At the end, the mentioned questionnaires were administered to both groups as a post-test. The data analysis method was multivariate covariance.
Results: Based on the results positive thinking was not effective in reducing the irrational beliefs of the experimental group( p>0/05). As well as positive thinking did not increase the happiness of the mothers of the experimental group compared with the control groupchr('39')s mothers.  
Conclusion: In general, the findings also show that positive thinking did not reduce the irrational beliefs of mothers of deaf children and did not increase their happiness.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Hearing Impaired
Received: 2018/Sep/Sat | Revised: 2019/Dec/Sun | Accepted: 2019/May/Sat | Published: 2019/Jul/Wed | ePublished: 2019/Jul/Wed

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