Journal Article: The Effects of Anger Management Education on Adolescents’ Manner of Displaying Anger and Self-Esteem: A randomized controlled trial
In this article, it describes how an effective anger management program effects students’ manner of expressing their anger and self-esteem. A pretest and post-test were completed by a total of 60 students where 30 were in the experimental group and 30 were in the control group. Data was collected using a students’ sociodemographic information form, the Multi-Dimensional Anger Scale, (MDAS), and the Rosenburg Self-Esteem Scale. The MDAS determine anger-related emotions, ideas, and behaviors. The Rosenburg Self-Esteem scale measures self-esteem (Lok, Bademli, & Canbaz, 2018).
All participants were informed of the group title, duration and procedure of the study, and were provided the consent form. They were also given help with understanding the purpose of the study. Written consent form was provided to the participant and parents. Once the consent forms were returned, data collection process and intervention began (Lok, Bademli, & Canbaz, 2018).
The anger-management program was prepared by using literature from various sources. There were six sessions and was organized based on educational status of the student. The first, second, and sixth session consisted of education lasting 45 minutes average. The third, fourth, and firth session focused on improving the group member’s coping skills and lasted 60 minutes. The control group were not provided with interventions. The intervention group did not interact with the control group (Lok, Bademli, & Canbaz, 2018).
The results of the study showed a significant increase in students’ self-esteem levels for the experimental group and not the control group. The MDAS was administered and before and after anger management education. The anger related symptoms, situations causing anger, anger related ideas, interpersonal reactions toward anger, and anger related behaviors were found to be significantly reduced. The control group did not show any change from pre-test to post-test. This study showed the significance an effective anger management program a positively affect the student manner of displaying anger and self-esteem (Lok, Bademli, & Canbaz, 2018).
Lok, N., Bademli, K. & Canbaz, M. (2018). The effects of anger management education on adolescents’ manner of displaying anger and self-esteem: A randomized controlled trial. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 32(2018), pp. 75-81.