The Effect of a Nonviolent Communication Training Program for Schizophrenics
Hyeonbok Lee,Corresponding author: Kim, Dongwon, assistant professor of Psychology, Gwangju University.
This study aimed at verifying the effect of a nonviolent communication training program for schizophrenics centered on improving communication skills. 31 people were subjects: 18 of them were an experimental group and 13 were a control group. The experiment group was a member under day-hospital in the National Hospital located in N region. The control group was a member in Mental Health Center located in N city which proved similar psychiatric rehabilitation services. The scales of communication skills, interpersonal relations change and interpersonal relations function were checked in a pretest and a posttest as well as a later test for effective measurements. The result showed that communication skills and interpersonal relations change increased significantly after the program. In a later test, the scores of communication skills and interpersonal relations change improved significantly. The researcher also discussed its limits and suggestions.
Schizophrenia, Communication, Interpersonal Relations, Nonviolent Communication
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