The Effect of Positive Thinking Training in Enhancement of Quality and Hope of life among the Elderly

Ali Farnam
2016 پژوهشنامه روانشناسی مثبت  
The study aimed to investigate the effect of positive thinking training in enhancement of quality and hope of life among the elderly. The research design was quasi experimental with pretest- posttest, two month follow up with control group. The research sample was consisted of fifty elderly adults who were selected through purposeful sampling and randomly assigned into two groups (25 subjects in experimental group and 25 in control group). The experimental group received eight session of
more » ... t session of positive thinking training, each session lasting 90 minutes, for 2 months. The control group received no treatment. At the end of training sessions, and two months after that, post-test follow up were conducted. To collect the data, Ware, and Gandek Quality of Life (SF-36) questionnaire and Adults Hope Scale (AHS) were used. In order to analyze the data, multivariate analysis of covariance and analysis of covariance were used. The results showed that the training of positive thinking was effective in enhancement of quality of life and hope of life among the elderly adults, both in post-test and follow up stages. Therefore, it can be suggested that the program recommend to elderly people in an attempt to enhance hope and quality of life.
doi:10.22108/ppls.2016.21298 doaj:1f0358f49ac5418ebe977f7485661328 fatcat:qamkcx2bfrflnk255izn76fi64