International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychology Science | Brazil | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023 | Rating: 5 / 10

Effects of Relaxation Technique on Adolescents' Locus of Control and Body Image

Vera Lucia de Mattos Nogueira

Abstract: This study was carried out with a group of adolescents, from a private school in the city of Rio de Janeiro, aiming to establish the relationship between body image awareness and the theory of locus of control (LOC) (Rotter, 1966) in its aspect of internality (ILOC), to verify the relationship between internality and academic performance. The sample was divided into two groups (I and II). At the beginning of the school year, each group answered the Milgram & Milgram Internality Scale and their grades on the discipline ?Portuguese Language and Communication? were collected. Group I was subjected to the House - Tree - Person Test (HTP), aiming to acquire a better knowledge of the sample. During the school year, Group I underwent 30 - minute relaxation sessions (Berg?s - Bounes) per week. Group II worked as a control group and did not undergo the technique. At the end of the school year, the internality scale was applied, the grades of the last two months were checked, and the HTP Test was reapplied to Group I, aiming to correlate internality and body image awareness. The analysis of the data regarding these last two factors showed a positive result. This study has implications for the use of relaxation techniques in educational and therapeutic environments to improve control locus and body image of adolescents.

Keywords: locus of control, body image, relaxation, Adolescent Development, Psychological Intervention

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 764 - 775

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