The Effect of Group Counseling based on Choice Theory on Homesickness and Emotion of Thought

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 choice theory on homesickness and emotion of thought in students. 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, homesickness questionnaire and emotion of thought questionnaire was administered to two groups. Group counseling based on choice 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 choice theory) reduced homesickness score and decreased thought impatience and increased thought dynamics in students (p<0.01). It can be concluded that group training of choice theory is effective in increasing the emotion of thought and decreasing homesickness in students.


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  • Receive Date: 13 September 2020
  • Revise Date: 25 April 2022
  • Accept Date: 17 January 2022
  • First Publish Date: 01 April 2022