A Convergence Study about Meta-Analysis on the Effects of ACT Intervention Program

수용전념치료(ACT)프로그램 효과의 메타분석에 대한 융합연구

  • Kim, Kyung Hee (Division of Early Childhood Education, Dongshin University)
  • 김경희 (동신대학교 유아교육학과)
  • Received : 2016.09.09
  • Accepted : 2016.10.20
  • Published : 2016.10.31


The purpose of this study was using a meta-analysis to estimate effect size ACT intervention program. Using a statistical method, meta-analysis has advantages that prove intervention's amount and direction. Meta-analysis facilitates comprehensive analysis. Through the data collection, 43studies were selected and 183 effect size were calculated as analysis objects. Using a 183 effect size, the overall effect size, Effect Size of categorical Factor, meta-regression result were suggested. The overall effect size of ACT program was 0.704. In the effect area of ACT, the affective domain had the largest effect size. Next were the cognitive domain, the behavioral domain. Analysis on gender of participant, mixed group had the largest effect size. Next were the female grouop, male group. Analysis on age of participant, adult group had the largest effect size. Next were the undergraduate grouop, adolescent group. Based on the findings, implications for future study were discussed.

이 연구는 메타분석을 활용하여 현재 다양한 영역에서 실시되고 있는 수용전념치료 프로그램의 효과에 대해 종합적으로 평가하였다. 메타분석은 통계적인 방법을 활용하여 개입의 크기와 방향을 제시한다. 이를 통해 개입에 대한 종합적 분석이 가능하다. 논문의 선정기준을 통해 총 43편의 연구물을 분석 대상으로 선정하였다. 선정된 33편의 연구물에서 183개의 효과크기를 종합하여 전체효과크기, 하위집단별 효과크기, 메타회귀분석 결과를 제시하였다. 그 결과 수용전념치료 프로그램의 전체 효과크기는 0.704로 나타났다. 이는 중간 이상의 효과크기를 의미한다. 수용전념치료의 효과 영역에 따라 효과크기를 비교한 결과, 정의적 영역, 인지적 영역, 행동적 영역 순으로 효과크기를 나타냈다. 참가자의 특성에 따른 효과크기를 비교한 결과 첫째, 성별에 따른 분석결과, 혼성 집단, 여성 집단, 남성 집단 순으로 효과크기를 나타냈다. 둘째 연령에 따른 분석 결과 일반성인, 대학생(대학원생), 청소년 순이었다. 이러한 연구 결과를 바탕으로 후속연구와 향후 프로그램 운영에 대한 시사점을 논의하였다.


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