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This research aimed to compare self-control levels of young delinquents with substance abuse after receiving Logotherapy Counseling Group. The subjects were 18 to 25 years old delinquents with substance abuse at Southern Region Children and Juvenile Training Centers. Forty-eight youth were in controlled group and forty-eight youth were in experimental group by selective purposive sampling. Most of them are specific cases in which the youth who has been prosecuted for substance abuse at the Youth Training Center of Songkhla and Satun Provinces. The instruments that were used were Logotherapy Counseling Group Program developed by the researcher based on. Frankl’s concepts and Self-Control Assessment Form translated and compiled by Insewok. Reliability with Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was 0.85. T-test and ANOVA with repeated measure was used to analyze the data for the differences in the means of the control and experimental groups’ self-control levels before and after the experiment. The results showed that the experimental group had significantly higher self-control levels than before the experiment and the control group. The experimental group’s self-control levels before and after the experiment and greater than in the follow-up, period were significantly different (p < .01). In particular, the self-control levels before the experiment were significantly different from those measured after the experiment and in the followup period. Logotherapy Counseling Group appeared to be a promising method for enhancing self-control wellness juvenile delinquents with drug use. The youth that have participated in the Logotherapy counseling group resulted in higher levels of self-control than before the test.
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