This study evaluates the effect of interventions based on the spiritual teachings of the Nar-Anon family on co-dependency, learned helplessness and hardiness of wives of drug addicts. The research method was quasi-experimental with pre-test, post-test and control groups. Statistical sample consisted of 40 spouses of addicts who were going to an addiction treatment center and had announced their desire to participate in the study. Among these, half were randomly assigned to the experimental group and half in the control group (n= 20 per group). The tools used in this study consisted of Co-dependency, Attributional Style, and Psychological Hardiness and Demographic Characteristics questionnaires. After the pre-test for both groups, intervention sessions were held just for experimental group (24 sessions, two sessions per week). Each week, one of the interventions teachings of Nar-Anon was performed and evaluation was done afterwards. The data were analyzed applying multivariate analysis of covariance method and using SPSS 17 software. Results of statistical analysis showed that by controlling age, education level, economic status, social status and occupation, research intervention has had significant effect on the total scores of the three variables of hardiness, learned helplessness and co-dependency (p< 0.05).
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Life Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|