Effectiveness of emotion-regulation training in resilience, psychological wellbeing, and quality of life among mothers with mentally disabled children

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant professor, Department of Psychology, Bushehr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bushehr, Iran.

2 Ph.D. student in General Psychology, Bushehr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bushehr, Iran.



Background: Emotion-regulation is a process that helps to adjust emotions either consciously or unconsciously. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of emotion-regulation training on resilience, psychological well-being, and quality of life among mothers having mentally disabled children.
Materials and methods: The study was semi-experimental with a pretest-posttest design and control group. The statistical population included all mothers having mentally disabled children under auspices of the Welfare Authorities of Bushehr in 2017-18. 30 mothers were selected by convenience sampling method. They were divided into two groups including experimental and control (n1=n2=15). Data collection was conducted using resilience, psychological well-being, and quality of life questionnaires. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and Multivariable Analysis of Covariance as well as SPSS version 26.
Findings: The results indicated a significant difference between mean scores of resilience, psychological well-being as well as quality of life among subjects of experimental and control groups in the posttest step (p <0.05).
Conclusion: Emotion-regulation training seems to be an efficient and promising way due to its nature for treatment and work with mothers of mentally disabled children.


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