Effects of Group-Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on the Adolescent’s Emotional Regulation and Mood States

Inefficient emotion regulation and negative mood states play significant roles in adolescent’s neuroses.


The current study aimed at investigating the effects of group-based acceptance and commitment therapy on the adolescent’s emotional regulation and mood states.

Materials and Methods

The present quasi-experimental study was conducted on all adolescents of Sadiq-al-Vaed socio-cultural Center of Tehran, Iran. The subjects included 26 adolescents selected by convenience sampling. The experimental group received acceptance and commitment therapy in eight 75-minute sessions. For data analysis, SPSS software version 20 was employed using repeated measures tests at 0.05 significance level.


According to the obtained results, a significant decrease was observed in suppression (P=0.01), depression (P= 0.001), tension (P= 0.001), confusion (P=0.001), and fatigue (P=0.02) subscales after psychotherapy in post-test and follow-up. The effects lasted in the two-month follow-up period (P >0.05).

Discussion and Conclusion

According to the study findings, this therapy method can improve emotion regulation and mood state in adolescents and can be used as an effective intervention.

Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Journal of Military Caring Sciences, Volume:6 Issue:3, 2019
224 - 253
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