HomeADDU-SAS Graduate School Research Journalvol. 8 no. 1 (2011)

Evaluating Emotion-Focused Therapy among Angry Adolescents using the Emotional Awareness, Regulation and Transformation Scale (EARTS)

Nelly Z. Limbadan

Discipline: Psychology

 

Abstract:

Aimed at addressing the increasing frequency of violence and aggression in the school setting, this paper evaluates the use of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) as a psychotherapeutic intervention to manage the anger level and anger intensity of adolescents. Using the Adolescent Anger Rating Scale, anger level was determined employing the pretest-posttest design. The Emotional Awareness, Regulation and Transformation Scale (EARTS) was developed to measure the effectiveness of a 12-session EFT intervention on 16 high school students at a private sectarian university who had been placed on Strict Disciplinary Probation Status. A significant improvement in the participants’ ability to control anger was observed after the conduct of the intervention.