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Effectiveness of anger Management training program in Managing Aggressive behavior of Adults with Mental retardation

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Rehabilitation Psychologist, Disha School of Special Education and Rehabilitation Centre Meerut-250001, UP INDIA
  • 2 Human Factors and Applied Cognition Lab. Indian Institute of Technology Indore-452017, MP INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (9), Pages 1-6, September,14 (2014)

Abstract

This study aims to determine the efficiency of anger management training program in managing aggressive behavior of adults with mental retardation. The study, in total, included 10 adults, 5 of which were diagnosed with mild mental retardation (N=5) and the other 5 were diagnosed with moderate mental retardation (N=5), all the 10 participants were exhibiting aggressive behaviors. The age of the participants ranged from 18-40 years and it was divided into two groups (18 years 1 month-30 years, N=5; 30 years 1 month to 40 years, N=5). The pattern of “before and after without control group design” was followed in the present study. Binet-Kamat test of Intelligence was used to assess the intelligence level, VSMS was used to assess the adaptive behaviours of the participants and Behavioral Assessment scale for Adults with Mental Retardation (BASAL-MR) Part –B was used to assess Aggressive behaviours. Intervention of anger management training program, on individual basis, was given in 12 sessions. Post-test scores were obtained by using BASAL-MR PART-B after giving the intervention. Results suggested that anger management training program is effective in reducing aggressive behaviours in adults with mental retardation. Results are also discussed with respect to participant’s age and level of retardation.

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