1 دانشگاه خوارزمی
2 دانشگاه بوعلی سینا
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: Lack of parents influences on child’s growth. An orphan child is deprived of emotional relationship and does not receive the usual pattern of interaction with others. The growing statistic of these people and psychological trauma exerted on them could not be overlooked. Thus, the purpose of the research is to investigate the effectiveness of schema therapy on resilience, feeling lonely and emotional independence of orphan children.
Method: During a quasi-experimental study with pretest posttest, 21orphans were selected from Andishe Nik Social Work Clinic by available sampling and randomly divided into two experimental (11 individuals) and control group (10 individuals). The groups were tested both at the beginning and end of the study. Then experimental group received schema therapy treatment for two months (10 60-minute sessions).
Results: MANCOVA analysis showed that schema therapy has been effective in increasing resilience, feeling lonely and emotional independence (p<0.05).
Discussion and conclusion: Schema therapy could be used as a suitable intervention which affects the resilience, feeling lonely and emotional independence of orphan children.