The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavior Therapy Group Counseling on Anger and Aggression Among Prisoners in Malaysia


The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy group counseling in reducing anger and aggression among male prisoners. This quasi experimental study used a pre post test design with a comparison group. A total of 20 prisoners were participated in this study. The subjects were randomly assigned into experimental group (N=10) and control group (N=10)through purposive sampling. The experimental group received eight sessions of group counseling while control group did not received any treatment. All subjects were administered by using State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory(STAXI-2) and Aggression Questionnaire (AQ). The data were analyzed by using ANCOVA. An overall the results indicated there were significant differences in anger scales between experimental group and control group except for anger expression-in scale, anger control-out scale and anger control-in scale. The results also showed there were significant differences in aggression score between the groups. The implications of the findings and suggestions for future are discussed.

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Norzihan Ayub, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Rohany Nasir, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Nor Ba’yah Abdul Kadir, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Mohd Suhaimi Mohamad, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

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Conference: ACP2015
Stream: Mental Health

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