Faculty Publications

Title

Effectiveness of a rational emotive behavior education program in reducing teachers' emotional distress

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Dysfunctional behaviors, Emotional distress, Inferences, Irrational beliefs, Rational emotive education, Teachers

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies

Volume

13

Issue

2 A

First Page

585

Last Page

604

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a Rational Emotive Education program in reducing the level of irrationality, dysfunctional emotions and behaviors of teachers. Forty teachers participated in the study. Results showed a decrease in the level of irrationality (medium and large effect sizes), inferences (small effect size), emotional distress (medium and small effect sizes) and dysfunctional behaviors (large effect sizes). Results were maintained at four-month follow-up for worry and depression (small effect size) and some of the dysfunctional behaviors (large effects sizes). Also, changes in irrationality mediated emotional and behavioral change.

Original Publication Date

11-29-2013

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