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specialty journal of psychology and management
Volume 5, 2019, Issue 2
The Effect of Emotion Regulation Training on Self-conscious Emotion of Parents ‎with Autism Children
Mahtab Yahyapour, Marzieh Sadat Razavi, Saeedeh Zomorodi‎
Pages: 78-82


This study was conducted with the aim of evaluating the effect of emotional ‎regulation training on the self-conscious emotions of parents with autism children. In ‎this study, all parents with autism children were selected by cluster randomized ‎sampling method in schools of Tehran. The subjects were randomly divided into two ‎groups of control (15 couples) and experimental (15 couples) in a pretest and ‎posttest design with a control group. In the pre-test stage, all subjects were assessed ‎using a self-conscious emotions questionnaire. Then, the experimental group ‎participated in 8 training sessions in the form of emotion regulation training based ‎on the Gross model. After the completion of the training sessions in the ‎experimental group, both groups were re-assessed by the research tool in the post-‎test stage. Finally, the results of the study were analyzed using SPSS 19 software. ‎The results of this study revealed a significant difference between the two groups in ‎terms of scores of shame and guilt (F = 4.94, P <0.05). Therefore, it can be ‎concluded that emotion regulation training significantly improves the self-conscious ‎emotion of the parents of experimental group compared to the control group. The ‎results of this study show that teaching adaptive emotion regulation strategies ‎through emotion acceptance rather than emotion suppression and emotion re-‎evaluation rather than rumination reduces the severity and duration of negative ‎emotions in clients. The self-conscious emotions of shame and guilt are no ‎exception in this regard and the teaching of emotion regulation strategies reduces the ‎severity and duration of the experience of these emotions in people‎.

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