The Effectiveness of Psychodrama on Happiness and Psychological Well-Being in Adolescents with A History of Self-Harming Behaviors

Lida Nazarieh, Leila DabbaghKashani, Maryam Nouri, Zohreh Sadeghi


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of psychodrama on happiness and psychological well-being in adolescents with a history of self-harming behaviors. This study was a quasi-experimental method with a control and experimental group. The statistical population of the present study was adolescents with self-harming behaviors referred to welfare counseling centers in District 10 of Tehran, from which 40 people were selected by available sampling method and randomly divided into two groups of control and experimental (20 people). In the experimental group and 20 people in the control group). Research instruments included the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (1989), the Reef Psychological Welfare Questionnaire (1989), and the Psychodrama (Psychology) Educational Protocol. This training was performed for 8 sessions and each session lasted 90 minutes on the experimental group. Multivariate analysis of covariance was used to analyze the data. Findings showed that psychodrama is effective on happiness and psychological well-being and leads to increased mental well-being and happiness. Considering the effectiveness of psychodrama on happiness and psychological well-being in adolescents with a history of self-harming behaviors, conducting workshops based on these concepts in counseling centers seems necessary.

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