Date of Award

1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Social Work

First Advisor

Shuraydi, Mohammed,

Keywords

Psychology, Clinical.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This research study was conducted to evaluate the "New Leaf" Anger Management Program of the John Howard Society of Windsor. The theoretical orientation focussed on symbolic interactionism and behaviourism. Certain aspects of both theories were applied to the data collected. The methodology used was a semi-structured interview and group observation. The statistic used was a paired t-test. The sample consisted of sixteen participants. In the interviews, the participants reported they had some immediate benefits from the program. However, the paired t-test showed no significance between the ANPI before and after the program. The program did not differ from those described in the literature review. However, two concerns materialized. First, the content seemed too theoretical, where the focus should be placed on the simple concept. Second, group dynamics were troublesome and need to be improved to help generate better group discussion. Overall, the "New Leaf" Anger Management Program was effective, but I argue that for the program to be fully effective it must address the two concerns previously mentioned. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 34-06, page: 2476. Adviser: Mohammed Shuraydi. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1995.

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