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Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Positive Psychology On Self-Compassion And Empathy Of Women With Experience Of Spousal Violence
Zohreh Amiri, Sahar Khanjani Veshki * , Mehdi Molaei Yasavoli
Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Faculty of Humanities, Arak University, Arak, Iran
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Background :The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of positive psychology training on self-compassion and empathy in women with experience of violence in Isfahan.
Methods :The research method was quasi-experimental with a pretest-posttest design with a control group with a follow-up period. The population of this study consisted of all married women who referred to the Crisis Intervention Counseling Center of Isfahan Welfare Organization that 30 people were voluntarily replaced in two experimental and control groups. All women in the experimental group underwent positive psychology group training for 9 sessions. Measurement tools included the Reiss Self-Compassion Scale (2011) and the Julif and Farrington Empathy Questionnaire (2006). Multivariate and univariate analysis of covariance as well as repeated measures analysis and Bonferroni post hoc test were used to analyze the data.
Results:The results showed that positive psychology training was effective on self-compassion and empathy in women.
Conclusion: Therefore, it can be concluded that positive psychology education can improve self-compassion and empathy of women with experience of violence. It is suggested that family psychologists and counselors, and family professionals, take a special look at the positive psychological approach. This can be especially effective in empathizing with women who have experienced violence and empathy.
 
Keywords: Positive Psychology, Self-Compassion, Empathy
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