Monireh Parsian, Somayeh Kamali Eagli
Emotion regulation is one of the important factors in having a successful performance in social interactions, and emotion regulation training based on recognizing emotions, understanding the views of oneself and others, can be important factors for improving uncompromising behaviors such as aggression. Extreme perfectionism, on the other hand, is associated with a wide range of negative outcomes, such as low self-esteem, anxiety, and externalizing behavioral problems, including aggression. Thus, by teaching adaptive perfectionism, we can significantly help people to have realistic standards that will ultimately lead to a sense of self-satisfaction and self-worth. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive emotion regulation skills and perfectionism training on reducing aggression. For this purpose, in a quasi-experimental study of pre-testpost-test with one-month control and follow-up group, 24 high school female students who had high aggression from public high school in Tehran’s 18th district, by sampling method Purposefully selected and randomly divided into experimental and control groups. The groups were assessed for aggression before and after the intervention. The members of the experimental group underwent group training on cognitive emotion regulation and perfectionism strategies for 10 sessions and the members of the control group did not receive any intervention. The results of two-factor combined analysis of variance showed that the components of aggression and its total score in the experimental group in the post-test and follow-up stages were significantly reduced compared to the control group. The results of this study indicate that the method of teaching cognitive regulation of emotion and perfectionism can be an appropriate and effective method in reducing aggression.
Published Date: 2021-06-04; Received Date: 2021-05-14