The Effectiveness of Group Counseling based on Choice Theory on the Feeling of Homesickness and Excitement of Thought in Students

Document Type : Research Article


1 M. c. s. in Clinical Psychology. University Lecturer and Researcher

2 Ph. D. in Health Psychology, Lecturer at Rahman University of Higher Education

3 M. A. in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Instructor in Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran



The present study compares the effectiveness of group counseling based on selection theory on roving feeling, emotion of thought and in students.Research method: The statistical population of this study included all students (girls and boys) referred to counseling center of Payame Noorshahrsari University in the academic year 2016-2017. The sample consisted of 30 subjects who were randomly divided into two groups (one experimental group and one control group) (15 for each group). Then, roving feeling questionnaire of Zare et al. 2011, Kazemi Haghighi's emotional and thought questionnaire was administered to two groups, group counseling based on selection theory was received in 8 sessions of 90 minutes for 2 months and the control group did not receive training during this period. Pre-test and post-test data were analyzed using covariance analysis. The results showed that experimental interventions (group training based on group selection theory) reduced homesickness score and decreased thought bitby and increased thought dynamics in students. (p<0.01). Conclusion: It can be concluded that group training of choice theory is effective in increasing the emotion of thought and feeling of nostalgia.


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 03 May 2022
  • Receive Date: 13 September 2020
  • Revise Date: 25 April 2022
  • Accept Date: 03 May 2022
  • First Publish Date: 03 May 2022