The effectiveness of reality therapy on self-control, difficulty in regulating emotion, resilience and psychological flexibility in patients with practical obsession

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD student General Psychology , Department of Psychology, Sari Branch , Islamic Azad University, Sari ,Iran.

2 Assistant Professor، Department of Psychology , Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran.)Corresponding author(

3 Assistant Professor، Department of Psychology , Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran.


The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of reality therapy on self-control, difficulty in regulating emotion, resilience and psychological flexibility in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The research method is experimental. The research design was quasi-experimental with pre-test-post-test design with control and follow-up groups.
Material and method
The statistical method of the present study is analysis of covariance with repeated measures and post hoc test. The statistical population of this study is all patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder referred to psychotherapy centers in Babol in the spring of 1400. Among the psychotherapy centers in Babol, four centers were considered and according to the clinical diagnosis with DSM5 criterion, 30 patients had obsessive-compulsive disorder. We purposefully selected 30 clients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and randomly assigned them to an experimental group and a control group, each group consisting of 15 people. Data collection tools were self-control questionnaire, emotion regulation difficulty questionnaire, resilience questionnaire and psychological resilience questionnaire, analyzed using SPSS-21 software and repeated measures analysis of variance and post hoc test.
The results of the present study showed that the experimental group showed a better situation than the control group in self-control, resilience and other variables.
Findings showed that reality therapy has an effect on self-control, difficulty in regulating emotion, resilience and psychological flexibility in clients with practical obsession.


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