The Effectiveness of Treatment Based on Acceptance and Commitment on the Satisfaction of Life, Resilience and Happiness of the Mothers with ADHD Children

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Master of General Psychology, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of acceptance and commitment therapy on the life satisfaction, resilience, and happiness of mothers with children diagnosed with ADHD. The research followed a semi-experimental design, with the statistical population comprising all mothers of ADHD-diagnosed children in Gorgan city. A sample of 30 mothers with children diagnosed with ADHD were selected based on their well-being and randomly divided into two groups: a control group and an experimental group, each with 15 subjects. The participants completed three questionnaires: the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) by Diener et al., the Resilience Scale by Conner and Davidson, and the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire by Argyle and Lev. The experimental group received the treatment course, while the control group did not. After completing the course, we administered the questionnaires again and analyzed the results using SPSS version 20 software. The study indicates that undergoing acceptance and commitment treatment increased life satisfaction, resilience, and happiness. Therefore, mothers with children who have ADHD may want to consider this treatment.

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