| Published: September 25, 2015
Psychoastrotherapeutic Effect on Pathological Gamblers and their Follow-up
The present study examines the effectiveness of psych-astrotherapy on pathological gamblers.75-Pre-treated and 75Post-treated pathological gamblers were evaluated at S. I. Mental and Physical Health Society (SIMPHS) Varanasi district in India. These groups were matched on age (range 19 to 44years with a mean age of 29.6 years and they had gambled for an average of 12.5 years with a mean length of uncontrollable gambling of 9.7 years). Indian adaptation of T.A.T. (Seven cards) 1, 3B, 4, 6BM, 7BM, 13MF was used to ascertain personality characteristics on the four selected dimensions viz: need, press, interpersonal relations and outcome. Mean scores obtained on different variables were analyzed using t-test of significance. Results indicated that the characteristics associated with Post- treated pathological gamblers were cognizance, dominance, autonomy, achievement, counteraction, affiliation, sex capacity, interpersonal relations and outcome whereas the characteristics associated with Pre-treated pathological gamblers were aggression, rejection, passivity, acquisition, and press.
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© 2015 I V Sharma, M Sharma
Received: June 18, 2015; Revision Received: July 22, 2015; Accepted: September 25, 2015
Published in Volume 02, Issue 4, July-September, 2015