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Table 1 Modifications of distress and well-being following Positive Narrative Group Psychotherapy

From: Positive Narrative Group Psychotherapy: the use of traditional fairy tales to enhance psychological well-being and growth

  Pre (n = 21) Post (n = 21) F η2
PWB     
 Autonomy 61.90 ( SD = 8.46) 63.38 (SD = 8.76) 1.59 0.74
 Environmental mastery 57.52 (SD = 8.07) 59.38 (SD = 9.99) 1.62 .050
 Personal growth** 60.67 (SD = 10.20) 64.00 (SD = 9.69) 10.83** .351
 Positive Relations w/others 61.52 (SD = 12.734) 61.81 (SD = 11.098) .030 .001
 Purpose in life 60.00 (SD = 13.248) 60.38 (SD = 11.745) .051 .003
 Self-acceptance* 56.38 (SD = 9.615) 59.67 (SD = 9.77) 4.551* .185
SQ     
 Anxiety* 5.05 (SD = 3.457) 3.67 (SD = 2.497) 4.741 .192
 Depression 3.48 (SD = 2.089) 2.81 (SD = 1.914) 1.931 .088
 Somatic Symptoms 5.19 (SD = 3.642) 4.48 (SD = 2.994) .622 .030
 Hostility-irritability 4.33 (SD = 3.440) 4.10 (SD = 4.403) .048 .002
PTG     
 Personal strength** 14.00 (SD = 3.286) 15.95 (SD = 2.801) 29.133** . 593
 Appreciation of life** 9.38 (SD = 4.45) 10.62 (SD = 4.08) 36.150** .644
  1. Note. *p ≤ 0.05, **p ≤ 0.01 significativity level at univariate model, SD = Standard deviation, PWB = Psychological Well-being Scales, SQ = Symptom Questionnaire, PSI = Psychosocial Index , PTG = Posttraumatic Growth Inventory.