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Swadhyaya: A Cognitive Therapy for Hostility

Dr. Reena Bajpai

Purpose: Swadhayaya is pondering over good thoughts that links our minds with the knowledge of saints and sages and thus enlightens and re-orients our own thoughts consequently. Hence the aim of this research was to see the effect of Swadhyaya on Hostility.

Scope: Swadhyaya is a great psycho-spiritual intervention, which, if inculcated in the routine life of adolescent girls, can do their cognitive restructuring, which in turn can alleviate hostility.


Research Methods:

a)      Sample and Sampling: 14 to 18 years old, 40 subjects were selected with the help of simple random sampling.

b)       Research Design: Randomized two group design was applied to present research work.

c)      Tool: For the assessment of hostility an Indian Modification of the Thematic Apperception Test (T.A.T.) Developed by  Uma Chowdhury was applied.

d)      Statistical Analysis: Statistical analysis was done through MS-Excel software by using .two-samples assuming equal variances.

e)      Result: The results showed significant changes on the basis of which it can be said that swadhyaya as a therapy can be extremely helpful for balancing hostility of the adolescent girls.

Swadhyaya, Hostility, Girl’s health, process, utility of swadhyaya, Thematic Apperception Test
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