The Effectiveness of Compassion Focused Group Therapy on Sociotropy, Sensitivity to Rejection& Angry in Girls Sensitive to Rejection in Ahvaz
Author(s): Elham Ahmadi, Najmeh Hamid, Seyed Ali Marashi
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of compassion-based therapy on sociotropy, sensitivity to rejection and angry in adolescent female students sensitivity to rejection. This study employed a semiexperimental method and used a pre-test and post-test design with experimental and control groups. The population included all female students of high school in Ahvaz in 2017 (2018-2015s.c). From among 100 students who were registered to participate in the study, 30 students who had received highest score in the test of sociotropy, sensitivity to rejection and angry; were selected randomly and randomly assigned in the experimental (15 students) and control (students) groups. The instruments of this study were Robins Personal Style Questionnaire (1994), sensitivity of rejection of Downey& Feldman (1996) and Children's Inventory of Anger of Nelson (2000). The experimental group received 8 sessions of the compassion-based therapy. The analysis of covariance showed that compassion-based therapy decreased students’ sociotropy?? sensitivity to rejection and angry (P<0.041). It was then concluded that compassion-based therapy can be used by psychologist as a new and effective method to decrease sociotropy and sensitivity to rejection in female students sensitive to rejection.