The Effectiveness of Positive Thinking Skills Training on the Positive and Negative Affection and Perfectionism of High School Students in Fereydunkenar City

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 MA Candidate, Department of Psychology, Ayatollah Amoli Branch, Islamic Azad University, Amol, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching positive thinking skills on students' negative emotions and perfectionism. The present study was experimental. The statistical population of this study was all high school female students in the city of Fereydunkenar in the academic year of 2017-2018. The research sample consisted of 30 high-perfectional students who were randomly selected. These 30 subjects were divided into two experimental and control groups, which were considered for 13 sessions of 90 minutes for teaching positive thinking skills. Two questionnaires were used for data collection. The obtained data were used using covariance analysis. The results showed that teaching positive thinking skills was effective in reducing the negative emotion and perfectionism among female students (P <0.01). As a result, this approach can be used as a method in schools to improve the mental status of students.

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