The Effectiveness of Existential Group Therapy on Social and Emotional Adjustment in Women with Dependent Personality Disorder

  • Nazanin Sadeghizadeh Sadati, M.A. Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran
  • Bita Hosseini, Ph.D. Allameh Tabatab’I University, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammad Hakami, Ph.D. Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran
  • Niloofar Sadeghizadeh Sadati, M.A. Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of existential group therapy on social and emotional adjustment in women with dependent personality disorder. A pretest-posttest design with a 2-month follow-up was used in the study. Thirty female participants were selected through purposive sampling by using the Millon Clinical Multi-axial Inventory-III questionnaire; subsequently, the subjects completed the Bell Adjustment Inventory. Statistical analysis supports the effectiveness of existential group therapy on social and emotional adjustment; moreover, the changes in the treatment group remained stable during the follow-up. 72.1% of the emotional adjustment variance and 48.6% of the social adjustment variance are explainable by existential group therapy.
Published
Jun 26, 2018
How to Cite
SADEGHIZADEH SADATI, Nazanin et al. The Effectiveness of Existential Group Therapy on Social and Emotional Adjustment in Women with Dependent Personality Disorder. International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 11, june 2018. ISSN 1708-1696. Available at: <http://journal.existentialpsychology.org/index.php/ExPsy/article/view/219>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2018.