Indigenous Adoption of Novaco’s Model of Anger Management Among Individuals with Psychiatric Problems in Pakistan

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The present study was designed to indigenously adopt Novaco’s model of anger management and examine its efficacy among individuals with psychiatric problems in Pakistan. For the assessment of anger and psychiatric problems, Urdu-translated versions of Novaco Anger Inventory (NAI), Anger Self-Report Questionnaire (ASR) and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale were used. A sample of 100 individuals was divided into two groups: a treatment group (received the indigenously adopted model of anger management) and a control group (received general counseling). Results of mixed repeated-measures ANOVA revealed that individuals in the treatment group significantly (p < .01) scored lower on the NAI and ASR (at post-assessment) as compared to the control group. Therefore, the indigenous model of anger management was shown to be more effective than general counseling for anger management.

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Naz, S., Khalily, M.T. Indigenous Adoption of Novaco’s Model of Anger Management Among Individuals with Psychiatric Problems in Pakistan. J Relig Health 55, 439–447 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-015-0012-y

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Keywords

  • Indigenous model
  • Anger management
  • Psychiatric problems