Effects of Integrative Group Counseling on Hope and Resilience in Youths in A Detention Center

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Jekita Moonthaisong
Kanokporn Vibulpatanavong
Ujsara Prasertsin

Abstract

The objectives of this research were to study the effects of Integrative Group Counseling on the levels of hope and the level of resilience in youths in a detention center. The population in this study was fifty nine youths in a detention center. The sample in this research was fourteen youths in a detention center who had hope and resilience assessment scores below the fiftieth percentile and willing to participate in this research. For the research process, the simple random sampling method was used to divide them into two equal groups with seven members in the experimental group and seven in the control group. The research instruments included the following: 1) Hope scale 2) Resilience scale and 3) the Integrative Group Counseling program. Non-parametric statistics were used for data analysis.
The research revealed that the hope levels before the participation in the Integrative Group Counseling of the experimental group are similar to the control group. The scores were 10.77 (SD=2.00) and 11.52 (SD=1.88) for the experimental group and the control group respectively. The hope levels of the experimental group 14.53 (SD=0.09) increased after the participation in the program while the hope levels of the control group after the participation in the program was 11.49 (SD=2.72). Regarding the resilience levels before the participation in the program, the score of the experimental group and the control group were 9.55 (SD=1.74) and 10.02 (SD=1.99) respectively. Then, the researcher measured again after the participation in the program. The findings indicated that the mean score of the experimental group increased 11.31 (SD=1.75). Regarding the results of the hope levels after the participation in the program of the experimental group and the control group, the results of this study indicated that there was no significant difference in both groups (p>0.05). In the same way, there was no significant difference in the resilience levels after the participation in the program of the experimental group and the control group (p>0.05).

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