Effect of Group Intervention on Cognition in Integrity-provement in Adolescents
Background: At present, lots of integrity-problems occur among adolescents. Many group interventions appeared to improve adolescent integrity. This study focus on the applications of psychological theories and Buddhist principles into group intervention to improve integrity among adolescence.
Objective: The objective is to study the efficacy of group intervention, which is based on psychological theories and Buddhism, to the cognition integrity improvement in adolescents.
Method: Experimental study on the efficacy of group intervention, based on psychological theories and Buddhism, to the cognition integrity improvement in participated adolescents. Study in the Mathayom 1 students of one school, academic year of 2005. Subjects who score under 25th percentile were grouped into the study and control group, 22 each. Study group consisted of subjects who willing to participate in the group intervention. Control group consisted of those who did not participate in the group intervention. The instruments used for collecting data were the cognition integrity questionnaire and the group intervention program, based on psychological theories and Buddhism. SPSS version 12 was used to analyze the data.
Results: There was no significant difference in integrity cognition between 2 groups prior to the group intervention (p=0.08). After the group intervention, the cognition integrity of the study group was significantly higher than the control group (p=0.003).
Conclusion: Cognition integrity of the study group was significantly improved after the group intervention, and was also higher than the control group. The group intervention, based on psychological theories and Buddhism, improve the cognition integrity of the participated adolescents. This intervention may be apply to the other activities for promoting cognition integrity in adolescents.
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