Running Head: LIN ARTICLE CRITIQUE: PART 3 1
Lin Article Critique: Part3 Results & Discussion
Critique of Results
In examining the results section of Lin, Mack, Enright, Krahn, and Baskin’s (2004) “Effects of forgiveness therapy on anger, mood, and vulnerability to substance use among inpatient substance-dependent clients” was not in essay form only a collection of calculations and coefficients for the instruments used (Lin., et al, 2004, p.1117). Results discussed in terms of research purposes stated earlier in this study were to determine if Participants in a substance dependence residential treatment program would have different results concerning lessor anger, depression, anxiety, and vulnerability to substance use and more self-esteem after receiving treatment in either Forgiveness Therapy (FT) or Alcohol and drug counseling (ADC) (Lin, W, et al, 2004, p.1114). The result indicated that the participants in FT demonstrated significantly greater improvement (Lin., et al, 2004, p.1117). In the tables provided in the study the highlights discussed in the narrative pointed out the “presents gain (t-test values) from pretest to posttest and from pretest to follow-up”( Lin., et al, 2004, p.1117). In concluding the result and analysis section the results were understandable and the narrative was practical using everyday language, but did not present for the reader the research that is needed for statistical results. Also this reader would have to rate the evaluation of this article study as being not adequate considering the size of the sample and population.
Critique of Discussion
The beginning of this discussion reminds the reader that the purpose of this research was to demonstrate the importance of substance dependent inpatients confronting resentments from the past as an aid to...