Effectiveness of G
Niloofar Mollagholamali Hakak
Abstract: This study was aimed to explore the effectiveness of group reality therapy in increasing the students' happiness. We employed a quasi-experimental and pretest -posttest design with control group. The statistical population comprised all the undergraduate students of psychology (134 individuals) studying in Allameh Tabatabayi University, out of which 24 individuals were selected using convenience sampling. The individuals who scored one standard deviation below the mean were then randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups. The experimental group subsequently underwent ten 90-minute sessions of group reality therapy, while the control group didn't receive any training. The research tool included Oxford Happiness Inventory. Descriptive statics and covariance were used to analyze the data. The research results revealed that reality therapy in group counseling has increased the students’ happiness and its related components (P>0.05).
[Niloofar Mollagholamali Hakak. Effectiveness of Group Reality Therapy in Increasing theStudents' Happiness. Life Sci J 2013;10(1):577-580] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 92
Keywords: Group Counseling, Reality Therapy, Happiness. Full Text 92