Volume 3, Issue 1 (March 2024)                   IJER 2024, 3(1): 180-194 | Back to browse issues page

XML Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Shafeie Z, Ghamari M, Saadati Shamir A. (2024). Comparing the Effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Psychological Flexibility in Mothers of Children with Learning Disabilities. IJER. 3(1), 180-194.
URL: http://ijer.hormozgan.ac.ir/article-1-150-en.html
1- PhD student in Counseling, Counseling Department, Faculty of Humanities, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor of Counseling, Counseling Department, Faculty of Humanities, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , counselor_ghamari@yahoo.com
3- Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (119 Views)
Objective: The present study was carried out with the objective of examining the comparative efficacy of dialectical behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy in enhancing psychological flexibility among mothers of children diagnosed with specific learning disabilities.
Methods: This study utilized a semi-experimental design comprising pre-test, post-test, and a follow-up assessment after three months. The target population consisted of mothers of children with learning disabilities enrolled in the fifth grade of elementary schools in Tehran in 2022. A purposive sample of 60 participants who met the specified criteria was randomly allocated into three groups of 20 individuals each. Data collection involved the utilization of the Dennis and Vanderwal cognitive flexibility questionnaire, while data analysis was conducted using mixed analysis of variance.
Results: The findings indicated a significant improvement in psychological flexibility scores following both dialectical behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (P<0.001). Furthermore, the results demonstrated a superior effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy compared to dialectical behavior therapy.
Conclusions: In light of these results, professionals in the fields of psychology and counseling are advised to consider implementing these educational and therapeutic approaches to enhance the psychological flexibility of mothers raising children with specific learning disabilities.
Full-Text [PDF 381 kb]   (16 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Original | Subject: Educational Psychology
Received: 2023/02/26 | Accepted: 2023/11/4 | Published: 2024/03/1

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:
CAPTCHA

Send email to the article author


Rights and permissions
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International.

The Iranian Journal of Educational Research (IJER) is licensed under the Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
Designed & Developed by: Yektaweb