The Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Based Psychoeducation Program in Reducing Fear of Negative Evaluation

Erol Uğur, Mustafa Koç Full Text: PDF

Abstract

This study evaluates the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) based psychoeducation program in reducing fear of negative evaluation. The study was conducted with 26 university students. 26 participants were equally assigned to research groups (experimental n=13, control n=13). An 8-week psychoeducation program was implemented. In the current study, a pretest-posttest control group design was used. The Turkish version of The Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (BFNE) was administered to experimental and control groups three times (pretest, posttest, and follow-up). According to the findings, group*time effect was found to be significant for fear of negative evaluation. The data revealed that being in different experimental conditions affects students' pre-test, post-test, and follow-up test scores differently. It was found that the ACT-based psychoeducation program has a significant effect in reducing fear of negative evaluation scores.

Keywords: Fear of Negative Evaluation, Psychoeducation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy