The present study aimed to investigate the effects of modification ofnegative self-statements and a training program on communication skillsin the modification of insecure attachment styles among a sample ofadolescents. The population of the study consisted of (143) students in theninth and tenth grades in one of the primary schools in Irbid governorate. Toachieve the purposes of the study, the researchers developed an attachmentscale, which consisted of (24) items. Based on the scores of these students onthe attachment scale, the sample of the study was selected, which consistedof (30) students, who were assigned into three groups: Two experimentalgroups, and one control group. Each group consisted of (10) students. Oneof the experimental groups received a counseling program on modificationof negative self-statement, and the second experimental group received atraining program on communication skills, while the control group did notreceive any treatment program. Results showed that modification of negativeself-statements was more effective than not having treatment on the secureattachment style in the post-test and the follow-up test, and it was also moreeffective than no treatment on the anxious attachment style in the follow-uptest, and more effective than communication skills on the secure attachmentstyle in the follow-up test. On the other hand, the communication skillsprogram was more effective than no treatment on the secure attachment stylein the follow-up test.
Bani Irshaid, Abdullah Mohammed and Jaradat, Abd Alkarim Mohammed
"The Impact of Modifying Negative Self-Statements and Enhancing Communication Skills on Changing the Patterns of Insecure Attachment among a Sample of 9th And 10th Graders In Irbid District.,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol2/iss8/7