Research Article| Volume 41, P166-174, December 2022

The effect of solution-focused approach on anger management and violent behavior in adolescents: A randomized controlled trial

  • Ebru Akbaş
    Correspondence author at: Silivri İbrahim Yirik Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, 5 Çayır St. Silivri Rd., Ortakoy nbhd., Silivri, İstanbul 34582, Turkey.
    İbrahim Yirik Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Department of Health Services, İstanbul, Turkey
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    1 Pamukkale University, Faculty of Health Science, Departmant of Nursing, Floor 3, Block C, Kınıklı Campus, Denizli/Turkey, Postal Code: 20160, Turkey.
    Gülay Taşdemir Yiğitoğlu
    1 Pamukkale University, Faculty of Health Science, Departmant of Nursing, Floor 3, Block C, Kınıklı Campus, Denizli/Turkey, Postal Code: 20160, Turkey.
    Faculty of Health Science, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
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    1 Pamukkale University, Faculty of Health Science, Departmant of Nursing, Floor 3, Block C, Kınıklı Campus, Denizli/Turkey, Postal Code: 20160, Turkey.
Published:August 05, 2022DOI:


      • Anger is an emotion which may be experienced in varying intensities from a minor annoyance to wrath.
      • Nurses are one of the key people who guide and support in providing anger management and preventing violent behaviors.
      • It is important that nurses use effective methods in protecting and improving the mental health of adolescents.
      • Solution-focused nursing interventions can contribute to the prevention of violence and aggressive behaviors.
      • The provision of anger management by nurses can help strengthening of abilities, skills and capabilities in adolescents.



      This study was carried out to evaluate the effect of a solution-focused approach on anger management and violent behavior in adolescents.


      The study was an experimental and randomized controlled trial including pre-test and post-test measurements and control group. The sample of experimental (n = 24) and control groups (n = 24) of the study consisted of 48 students. A 7-session program of anger management and prevention of violent behavior based on a solution focused approach was applied to the experimental group.


      There were no statistically significant differences between trait anger, anger in, anger out, anger control sub-dimensions and VTS scores of the experimental and control groups before the intervention (p > 0.05). In post-test and follow-up test, trait anger (23.32 ± 2.83) (21.10 ± 3.51), anger-out (14.95 ± 4.16) (15.50 ± 3.49) and the mean scores of VTS (30.77 ± 4.01) (32.80 ± 4.53) of the individuals in the experimental group were significantly lower, whereas their mean score of anger control (24.86 ± 3.62) (23.65 ± 4.44) were significantly higher than the control group.


      Solution-oriented approach programs should be used by psychiatric nurses to provide anger management and reduce violence tendencies in adolescents.


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