The Effect of a Group Counseling Program Based on a Cognitive – Behavioral  Therapy on the Treatment of Type A Behavior

Bakkar S. Bakkar, Mohammad T. Abuel-Ealeh

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a group counseling program based on cognitive – behavioral therapy on reducing the Type A behavior pattern. The study attempted to test the following hypothesis: participants who receive group counseling based on cognitive – behavioral therapy will report significant reduction in the Type A behavior pattern compared to participants in the control group who don't receive any kind of treatment. A Type A Behavior Scale (TABS) was constructed to assess the extent to which the subjects have Type A behavior. The sample consisted of 24 students selected based on their TABS scores (above the mean). These subjects were randomly assigned into two groups: Experimental group (n=12 students) who received group counseling based on cognitive – behavioral therapy, and a control group (n=12 students) who didn't receive any treatment. Means, standard deviations, and Analysis of covariance revealed that there were significant differences between the experimental group and the control group in the reduction of Type A behavior. This significant reduction was greatly in favor of the experimental group subjects.

 


Keywords


Type A behavior, group counseling program, and cognitive – behavioral therapy.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jeps.vol8iss4pp671-682

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