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The Role of Motivational Interviewing in Depression and Psychological Well-Being in Mothers of Students Having Learning Disabilities

Soheila Imanparvar


The effects of motivational interviewing on the minimising of depression symptoms and improvement of psychological well-being among mothers of students having learning disabilities were studied. The methodology was based on the comparison of pretest-posttest Vs control-groups. The statistical data included all mothers of primary-school students having learning disabilities (50 subjects) and normal students (50 subjects) residing in the city of Ardabil, Iran. Subject selections were made through simple random sampling method and group counselling sessions focused on motivational interviewing were held for the experimental group for total eight "60-minute sessions". The structure of the motivational interviewing sessions was extracted from a prescribed prescript of group therapy. To tabulate the data; Ryff’s Scales of Psychological Well-Being, Beck Depression Inventory, and Colorado Learning Difficulties Questionnaire were used. As per the statistical analysis the motivational interviewing can reduce depression symptoms and improve psychological well-being in mothers of students having learning disabilities.


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