Effectiveness Life Review on Life Satisfaction among Adolescents under the Supervision of Qazvin Well-Being Center


Objective: The aim of this study was to determine Effectiveness Life Review on Life Satisfaction among Adolescents under the Supervision of Qazvin Well-being Center 2012-2013. Method: This study was a quasi-experimental research including experimental and control groups with a pretest-posttest design. The statistical population consisted of all 12 - 18 years old male students who were nurtured in Qazvin Well-being Center, among whom 16 individuals were selected through applying purposive sampling method and were randomly divided into experimental and control groups with equal number of subjects. The investigation was done using Diener’s (1985) Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) Questionnaire. The experimental group received life review therapy in 6 sessions (90 minutes per session). Data were analyzed by using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA), using SPSS software. Results: Results indicated that life review therapy was effective in increasing male adolescents’ life satisfaction living in the welfare center. Conclusion: Life review therapy improves quality of life and life satisfaction; therefore, this treatment can be used as an effective method to improve the living conditions of young people.

Share and Cite:

Esmaeili, M. and Usefynezhad, A. (2016) Effectiveness Life Review on Life Satisfaction among Adolescents under the Supervision of Qazvin Well-Being Center. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 6, 1-7. doi: 10.4236/ojpsych.2016.61001.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


[1] Hezarjaribi, J. and Safari Shali, R. (2009) Study of Life Satisfaction and the Status of the Sense of Security with It (Case Study: Citizens in Tehran). Social Discipline Journal, 1, 7-28.
[2] Kiani, Gh., Bahrami, H. and Taremian, F. (2011) Comparison of the Attitude towards Gender Role and Its Relationship with Life Satisfaction in the Employees. Psychological Studies, 7, 111-125.
[3] Diener, E., Emmans, R.A., Larsen, R.J. and Griffen, S. (1985) The Satisfaction with Life Satisfaction Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 49, 71-75. http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15327752jpa4901_13
[4] Koivumaa-Honkanen, H., Kaprio, J., Honkanen, R.J., Vinamaki, J. and Koskenvuo, M. (2005) The Stability of Life Satisfaction in a 15-Year Follow-Up of Adult Finns Healthy at Baseline. BMC Psychiatry, 5, 4.
[5] Kharazmi, Sh. (2007) Life Skills: Quality of Life and the Happiness Index. Hamshahri Newspaper Online.
[6] Zullig, K.J., Valois, R.F., Huebner, E.S. and Drane, J.W. (2005) Adolescent Health-Related Quality of Life and Perceived Satisfaction with Life. Quality of Life Research, 14, 1573-1584.
[7] Stoeber, J. and Stoeber, F.S. (2009) Domain of Perfectionism: Prevalence and Relationships with Perfectionism. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 530-535.
[8] Adamiak, G. (2004) Assessment of Life of Medical Students Relation to the Number and Intensify of Depression Symptoms. Journal Psychiatriapolska, 35, 631-638.
[9] Ahadi, B., Narimani, M., Abolqasemi, A. and Asiaei, M. (2009) The Study of the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Documentary Style, and Self-Efficacy with Life Satisfaction in the Employed Women. Psychology and training Studies, 1, 118-127.
[10] Shahaeyan, A. and Youssefi, F. (2007) The Relationship between Self-Fulfillment, Satisfaction with Life and Need to Cognition in Students with High Talents. Researches in the Area of Exceptional Children, 7, 317-336.
[11] Butler, R. (1963) The Life Review: An Interpretation of Reminiscence in the Aged. Psychiatry, 26, 65-76.
[12] Ando, M., Morita, T., Akechi, T. and Okamoto, T. (2010) Efficacy of Short-Term Life Review Interviews on the Spiritual Well-Being of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 39, 993-1002. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2009.11.320
[13] Meuser, T. (2013) Life Review and the Near-Death Experience. Gerontology Program, School of Social Work, University of Missouri, St. Louis, 314-516-5421.
[14] Watt, L. and Cappeliez, P. (2000) Integrative and Instrumental Reminiscence Therapies for Depression in Older Adults: Intervention Strategies and Treatment Effectiveness. Aging & Mental Health, 4, 166-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607860050008691
[15] Kazemian, S. and Delavar, A. (2011) The Effectiveness of Life Review on Increasing the Public Health among Self-Treatment Drug Addicted Clients. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1, 1-16.
[16] Zalpour, K., Abedin, A.R. and Heidari, M. (2010) The Effect of Group Therapy with a Combination of Two Techniques of Hot Chair and Life Review on Behavioral Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2, 39-50.
[17] Krakow, B., Hollifield, M., Schrader, R., Koss, M., Tandberg, D., Lauriello, J., et al. (2000) A Controlled Study of Imagery Rehearsal for Chronic Nightmares in Sexual Assault Survivors with PTSD: A Preliminary Report. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 13, 589-609. http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1007854015481
[18] Jawkar, B. (2006) Emotional Intelligence, Cognitive Intelligence, Resilience and Life Satisfaction. Unpublished Paper.
[19] Haight, B., Michel, Y. and Hendrix, S. (2008) Life Review: Preventing Despair in Newly Relocated Nursing Home Residents Short-Term and Long-Term Effects. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 47, 119-142. http://dx.doi.org/10.2190/A011-BRXD-HAFV-5NJ6
[20] Hirsch, C.R. and Mouratoglou, V.M. (1999) Life Review of an Adult with Memory Difficulties. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 14, 261-265.
[21] Haight, B.K. and Webster, J.D. (1995) The Art and Science of Reminiscence. Taylor & Francis, Washington DC.

Copyright © 2022 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.