The Effectiveness of Expressive Writing Therapy in Controlling Emotions of Adolescent Inmate
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- Angry emotions, expressive writing, inmate
The present research focuses on teenage angry emotions which are efforts to reduce angry emotions. It used expressive therapy by writing down the deepest thoughts or feelings about depressed individual experiences. The therapy aim to help teens to express their angry emotions in a more positive direction. This study aimed at determining the effectiveness of expressive writing therapy on angry emotions in adolescents in the first class prison in Makassar city with one group pre-test post-test design. The subjects in this study were teenagers aged 16-19 years who had an Anger Rumination Scale (ARS) scores that were classified as very high and high score. The expressive writing therapy is carried out for four consecutive days. Based on the Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test results, it is obtained p value = 0.043. The mean of the pre-test is 75 and the mean of the post-test is 45.5. These results indicate that there is a decrease in subject’s angry emotions after writing therapy and expressive writing therapy is effective to reduce teenage angry emotions. Expressive writing therapy can be used as a cathartic tool and can also be used as a help for adolescents to express negative emotions, especially angry emotions.
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TY - CONF AU - Eva Meizara Puspita Dewi AU - Ahmad Ridfah AU - Usrayanti PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/27 TI - The Effectiveness of Expressive Writing Therapy in Controlling Emotions of Adolescent Inmate BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Science, and Technology (ICEST 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 45 EP - 49 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201027.009 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201027.009 ID - Dewi2020 ER -