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Journaling for self-care and coping in mothers of troubled children in the community

Title
Journaling for self-care and coping in mothers of troubled children in the community
Authors
Kim-Godwin, Yeoun SooKim, Suk-SunGil, Minji
Ewha Authors
김석선
SCOPUS Author ID
김석선scopus
Issue Date
2020
Journal Title
ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
ISSN
0883-9417JCR Link

1532-8228JCR Link
Citation
ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 50 - 57
Keywords
JournalingEmotional well-beingBest possible selfGratitudeMental health self-care
Publisher
W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS WOS
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Aim: This mixed method research explored the benefits of a six-week diary writing intervention, and the coping strategies utilized in a sample of affected mothers who have teenagers or adult children with emotional and/or behavioral issues. Methods: Participants were assigned to write either a best possible self or a gratitude journal, and asked to make entries at least three times per week for six weeks. A snowball sample of 34 mothers completed the six-week journal and post-test. Results: The findings of paired t-tests indicated statistically significant increases in optimism and gratitude levels after completing the writing intervention. The mothers commonly used coping methods for parental distress were emotion-and meaning-focused coping. The three themes of journal writing experience were positive thinking, emotional well-being, and mental health self-care. Conclusion: The current study suggests that implementing a positive writing intervention is a practical means of promoting psychological well-being as a self-care strategy for this population.
DOI
10.1016/j.apnu.2020.02.005
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