Impact Of Distraction Techniques On Adolescents' Hope And Resilience: An Intervention-Based Study

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Kainat Zia (Corresponding Author), Haseena Raza , Benish Arshad , Komal Zia , Inayat Shah , Dr. Zainab Qazi


The intent of this article was to explore the impact of Cognitive Behavior Therapy’s (CBT) distraction techniques on teenagers’ hope and resilience. The sample was selected from educational institutions around the Malakand division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan by using a random sampling technique for an initial sample (N=300). Pre-test data was collected through standardized measures, 14 items Resilience Scale, and 40-item Hope Scale. Based on pretest findings adolescents having below-average hope and resilience were put into experimental (n=62) and control (n=50) groups using a stratified random sample technique. Correlation results showed a positive correlation between hope and resilience. Further, a significant difference was found in hope and resilience in terms of gender. The posttest study of teenagers in the experimental group highlighted a substantial increase in hope and resilience following the application of distraction strategies compared to those in the control group. Since the fast-paced, competitive atmosphere is overwhelming for adolescents, this study is incredibly important for bolstering hope and resilience among adolescents. These findings will benefit educational and clinical psychologists in handling such problems efficiently.

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