The Effect of a Cognitive Behavioral Counseling Program in Reducing Anxiety Level and Improving Self-Esteem Among 9th and 10th Grade Students with Conduct Disorder

Firas Y. Al-Qa'adan, Nseemah A. Dawoad


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a cognitive-behavioral counseling program in reducing anxiety and improving self-esteem among a sample of Ninth and Tenth grade students with conduct disorder.
To achieve the study aim, (34) Ninth and Tenth grade students from Jarash schools who met the conduct disorder diagnosis criteria and agreed to participate in the study, were chosen as a study sample. The (34) students were randomly distributed equally to experimental and control group.
The experimental group was exposed to the counseling program, while the control group was not exposed to any treatment. Manifested anxiety and self-esteem scales were administered three times (pre, post and follow-up) to the experimental and control groups to investigate the effect of the program. Results revealed that there are significant differences between experimental and control groups on both self esteem and level of anxiety grades in favor of experimental group on both post and follow-up measures.


Conduct disorder, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Cognitive Behavioral Program

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