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Volume :7 Issue : 26 1987      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

The Ability of "Barron Ego-Strength Scale" To Predict Response to Psychotherapy (in Arabic)

Auther : Alaa-Eldin Kafafy

Prognosis is one of the most important problems in clinical psychology, it has a close relation to investigation, Diagnosis, Therapy problems. The present study aims to test the ability of Barron Ego Strength Scale (BEES) to predict response to psychotherapy. Researcher has clarified the concept and kinds of prediction. Many researchers compare between the clinical and statistical types of prediction, but the present researcher believes that the accurate prediction must depend on the two types (Viz. Measurement and interviews).

Bees is one of the derived scales from Minnesota Multiphasic Personality inventory (MMPI). It had two functions. First diagnosis, it measures ego-strength as psychological variable, and then it can discriminate between normals and abnormals, according to the scores; second, prognosis, it can predict response to psychotherapy, since it shows the ego-strength underlying in personality.

Subjects were divided according to improvement ratio (therapist) to two groups, well-improved and less-improved. T. test values between two groups were highly significant, 5.88, < .001 at the first administration, 8.05, < .001 at the second administration.

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