Citation (APA Style): Abdi, M. R., & Abolmaali, K. (2015). The effect of emotional freedom technique (EFT) therapy on the reduction of aggression in single mothers. Applied Mathematics in Engineering, Management and Technology, 3(2), 476—483.
The present study was aimed to determine the efficacy of emotional freedom technique (EFT) therapy on the reduction of aggression in single mothers. The statistical population consisted of women referring to welfare centers in Tehran aged 25 to 40 in 2013. The method was quasi-experimental with a control group pretest-posttest design. The investigated sample in this study was 30 women who had high scores on tests of aggression and assigned randomly to the experimental group (15 subjects) and control group (15 people). Abolmaaly Aggression Test (2012) was used to collect the data. The experimental group was under the emotional freedom technique therapy by the researcher and two fellow clinicians for 12 sessions, while the control group received no treatment. MANCOVA test was used for data analysis. The results showed that EFT therapy significantly reduced aggression (p < 0.01). According to the significant difference between control and experimental groups, EFT therapy could be used as an effective therapy method for reducing aggression in single mothers.