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Effectiveness of life-skills training on the mental health of 2nd grade female High School students in Bam-Iran

Sedighe Irannezhad

Sedighe Irannezhad
Master's Degree, General Psychology, Consultant and Part-Time Lecturer of Payam-e Noor University of Bam, Consultant and Project Manager of GPA Promotion of Payam-e Hedayat Non-Governmental School. Email: irannezhad21@gmail.com
Online First: August 03, 2017 | Cite this Article
Irannezhad, S. 2017. Effectiveness of life-skills training on the mental health of 2nd grade female High School students in Bam-Iran. Bali Medical Journal 6(3): 583-588. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v6i3.635


Introduction: Due to ever-increasing changes and complexities of social relationships in the present era, it is essential to prepare individuals especially young generation to deal with difficult situations. Training life skills is a must because it can promote psycho-social abilities. Objective: This research aimed to study the effectiveness of training life skills on the mental health of female students of 2nd-grade high school residing in Bam, Iran. Method: This is a quasi-experimental study with two groups with pre-test and post-test design. General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) was employed to collect the data. A sample of 40 students was selected using convenience sampling. They were selected out of students who visited Payam-e Hedayat Educational-Cultural Complex to participate in GPA Promotion Program. They were randomly assigned to control and experiment groups. 16 sessions of training were held. After one month, post-test was performed. The data were analyzed using MANOVA. Result: Findings showed that training life skills caused a significant difference in mental health compared to pre-test. Conclusion: It is therefore concluded that training life skills can increase the mental health of female students on the 2nd-grade high school of Bam, Iran.

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