The Impact of Cognitive-Behavioral Group Psycho-Education Program on Psychological Resilience, Irrational Beliefs, and Well-Being

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Şahin H., TÜRK F.

Journal of Rational - Emotive and Cognitive - Behavior Therapy, vol.39, no.4, pp.672-694, 2021 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10942-021-00392-5
  • Journal Name: Journal of Rational - Emotive and Cognitive - Behavior Therapy
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ASSIA, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.672-694
  • Keywords: Cognitive behavioral, High school students, Irrational beliefs, Psycho-education, Psychological resilience, Subjective well-being
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of cognitive-behavioral group psycho-education program on psychological resilience, irrational beliefs, and well-being. In the study, 29 high school students participated. As a data collection, The Resilience Scale, the Irrational Beliefs Scale-Adlescent Form, the Subjective Well-being Scale-High School Form and The Determination of Risk Factors were used. In the study, psycho-education program based on cognitive behavioral approach was applied to experimental group in 10 sessions, once a week. No study was performed with the control group. 2 × 3 experimental design was used in the research. The post-test was administered after the research was completed and follow-up measurements were performed five months later. As a result of the analyzes, it is concluded that there is an increase in psychological resilience levels and a decrease in irrational belief levels of students who participated in psycho-education program based on cognitive behavioral approach. It is concluded that there isn’t change in the subjective well-being of the students before and after the application.