The Effectiveness of an Eclectic Counseling Program for Reducing Future Anxiety as an Approach to Improve the Enjoyment of Life for a Sample of Mothers with Special Needs
The purpose of this study is to verify the effectiveness of an eclectic counseling program for reducing future anxiety as an approach to improve the enjoyment of life for a sample of mothers with special needs. The pilot sample comprised 35 mothers of such individuals and the seven who had the highest scores on the Future Anxiety were chosen as the basic sample of the study, those who have the highest score on Future Anxiety scale. The study used the Future Anxiety, Enjoyment of Life scales and a Counseling Program that was based on Selective Counseling Theory. The results showed the following.
There are significant differences between the pre- and post-test in Future Anxiety and its subscales in favor of the pre-test, except for Health and Death Anxiety. There are significant differences between the pre- and post-test in the enjoyment of life in favor of the post-test. There are no significant differences between the post- and follow-up test in Future Anxiety and enjoyment of life.
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