The effects of the group counseling on the obsesive compulsive symptoms level of university students Grupla psikolojik danişmanin üniversite öğrencilerinin obsesif kompulsif belirti düzeyleri üzerine etkisi

Balcı Çelik S., Kumcağız H., Yilmaz M.

Hacettepe Egitim Dergisi, vol.42, pp.121-130, 2012 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: Hacettepe Egitim Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-130
  • Keywords: Cognitive-behavioral approach, Compulsion, Obsession
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The objective of this study is to investigate the influence practice of the group counseling on the levels of obsessive and compulsive symptoms of the university students. Experiment and control group of the study consists of nine students. Pre-test and post-test models were used in employed in this study. Maudsley Obsessive Compulsive Scale was applied to experiment and control groups as pre-test and pst-test. Mann Whitney U test and Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test were used to determine whether the difference between pre-test and post-test of experiment and conrol groups mean scores was significant. Group counseling based upon cognitive behavioral approach reduced the level of obsessive and compulsive symptoms of the students. The students taking part group counseling sessions displayed a lower level of obsessive and compulsive symptoms in comparison with those not attending these sessions. Post-test scores of the students in the experiment group were significantly lower than pre-test scores. Findings putforward.