TITLE

EFFECTIVENESS OF RATIONAL-EMOTIVE EDUCATION: A QUANTITATIVE META-ANALYTICAL STUDY

AUTHOR(S)
Trip, Simona; Vernon, Ann; McMahon, James
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapies;Mar2007, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p81
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Research on Rational Emotive Education (REE) is not as prolific as in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), on which it is based. No quantitative meta-analytic studies of REE were found in the literature; in fact, we found only 6 reviews on REE. The objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of REE through a quantitative meta-analitical study. Twenty-six (26) published articles, which fit the inclusion criteria, were examined. Results demonstrated that REE had a powerful effect on lessening irrational beliefs and dysfunctional behaviors, plus a moderate effect concerning positive inference making and decreasing negative emotions. The efficiency of REE appeared to not be affected by the length of applied REE. Rather, the REE effect was strong when participants were concerned with their problems. Types of psychometric measure used for irrational beliefs evaluation affected the results. Effect sizes increased from medium to large when the subjects were children and adolescents compared to young adults.
ACCESSION #
24401733

 

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