The effect of school-based cognitive behavioral group therapy with a specific component of socialization, and self esteem, on the self -esteem of ADHD children

Simcha Y Cohen, Pace University

Abstract

The present study explored the effect of a short term cognitive group therapy with a focus on socialization and self esteem, on the self esteem of children with ADHD. Children were examined at two phases, pre and post treatment. Treatment consisted of a 9 week therapy which combined standardized curriculums of socialization, and self esteem. ^ Two different measures of self esteem were used, examining four different areas of self esteem, General Social, Academic and Parental Self-esteem. ^ The data was analyzed using the SPSS MANOVA procedure to provide a univariate repeated measures analysis (RANOVA), which was computed for each dependant and outcome variable. ^ Results of these analyses revealed that there was no significant change in the self esteem of the youngsters undergoing treatment, over the youngsters in the weight-list control. Possible explanations for these findings and the implications regarding this study are discussed. Issues of research in inner city environments, and community mental health settings are also discussed in relation to the findings of this study. ^

Subject Area

Education, Elementary|Education, Educational Psychology|Psychology, Clinical

Recommended Citation

Simcha Y Cohen, "The effect of school-based cognitive behavioral group therapy with a specific component of socialization, and self esteem, on the self -esteem of ADHD children" (January 1, 1999). ETD Collection for Pace University. Paper AAI9912479.
http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/dissertations/AAI9912479

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