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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2017, 22(1): 48-60 Back to browse issues page
The effect of Training Emotional Regulation on Impulsivity and Styles of Decision-Making Among Female Prisoners in Yasuj, Iran
Gh Zadehbagheri1, Kh Ramezani 2
1- Department of Psychology, Yasooj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yasooj, Iran
2- Department of Psychology, Yasooj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yasooj, Iran , kh.ramezani@gmail.com
Abstract:   (554 Views)
Background and aim: Emotional failure and inefficient styles of decision making tend to create a number of difficulties in everyday life with long lasting effects. This failure for prison inmates, especially the female ones, is more critical and palpable. This study aimed to teach emotional regulation on impulsivity and styles of decision-making among the female prisoners in Yasuj.
Methods: In the present trial-clinical and interventional study, the sample included 30 female inmates who voluntarily participated in the study and were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The experimental group underwent an eight-session Grass-based emotional regulation skills training program, but the control group received no intervention. Subsequently, the training and control groups were given pretest and posttests. The instruments consisted of Barratt’s Impulsiveness and Scott and Bruce’s decision making styles questionnaire. Data were then analyzed using SPSS version 22.
Results: The findings showed the effect of emotional regulation training program on reducing overall (P<0.05), cognitive (P<0.001), behavioral (P<0.05), and unplanned (P<0.05) impulsivity among the female prisoners. The program also increased rational (P<0.001) and intuitive (P<0.01) decision making styles among the participants. Likewise, the intervention had a significant impact on reducing the avoidance (P<0.05), dependent (P<0.05) and immediate (P<0.05) decision making styles.
Conclusion: According to the results, since the teaching of the emotional regulation reduces impulsivity and increases styles of rational decision making among the prisoners,  it should be noted that professional communication in the form of emotional regulation training can result in the enhancement of knowledge and skills in controlling the negative impulsivity styles and increase rational decision.
Keywords: Emotional regulation, Impulsivity, Decision making styles, Prison
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2017/03/3 | Accepted: 2017/05/5 | Published: 2017/05/5

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