A Comparison of the Effectiveness of the Process-based Forgiveness Intervention by Ordinary and Actor Therapist on the Anger of the Male Adolescents in Correctional Centers

Mohammad Forutan, Farhad Jomehri, Adis Mojmanari
2015 European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences   unpublished
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of process-based forgiveness done by ordinary therapists and actor therapists on an the anger of male adolescents in correctional centers in Tehran, and therefore 30 patients of correctional centers in Tehran were selected on the basis of entry and exit criteria and randomly assigned to three groups of 10 people and evaluated using research tools. Research tools included demographic questionnaire of participants and AGQ aggression scale which is a
more » ... common tool of anger and aggression measurement. The data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA), and one-way analysis (ANOVA). Statistical analyses confirmed the reduction of aggressive components in the experimental group patients who had received process-based forgiveness treatment than those who had not received any treatment. Also, the results showed that the effect size of the actor group therapist was higher than that of ordinary therapist. Therefore, it seems that the patients linked the attractiveness of propagandist with desirability of message and were most affected by those whom they loved more.