IMPACT OF COGNITIVE RESTRUCTURING ON STRESS TOLERANCE AMONG PARANOID COUPLES
Keywords:Cognitive Restructuring, stress tolerance, marital issues, paranoea, experimental group, control group etc.
The present study aimed to analyze the impact of Cognitive Restructuring on stress tolerance among couples having paranoea issues. Stress tolerance stands for the ability of a person to withstand the attack of stressors in life in an effective manner. Couples having marital disputes out of paranoea are a group supposed to be exposed to multiple stressors in life. Cognitive restructuring is a psychological intervention which enhances the positive thoughts of anyone having negative as well as distorted thought pattern. Present study is an experimental one and made use pretest post test control group design. Tools used were general data sheet and stress tolerance scale developed by Resmi &Sanandaraj (1999). Sample size of the study were 60 couples having marital issues where 30 in experimental group and 30 in control group. Computation of descriptive statistics, frequencies and percentages, mean difference analysis or t test were used as the main statistical techniques used. As per the results of the study, cognitive restructuring found to be an effective intervention for enhancing level of stress tolerance of couples having marital issues.