Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management in Promotion Psychological, Emotional, and Social well-being of Homesick University Students



Introduction: The aim of present study was to determine the effectiveness of cognitive- behavioral
stress management on promotion psychological, emotional and social well-being in non-native
freshman university students who affected by homesickness state.
Method: Eighty eight students were screened based on acquiring scores upper than mean (one
standard deviation higher than mean) among 228 non-native freshman, who found to be suffering
homesickness. Forty students were selected by simple random sampling assigned into the intervention
and control groups. With a pre-test and post-test control group design, subjects in the experimental
group, undergone 10 sessions of cognitive-behavioral stress management training both groups were
evaluated using well-being questionnaire in pre-test and post-test, data analyzed by MANCOVA.
Results: Findings showed that there were not significant differences between two groups in pre-test,
but cognitive-behavioral stress management training, significantly increases psychological, emotional
and social well-being scores in experimental group.
Conclusion: The cognitive behavioral stress management training, could be intervention program in
target groups and general population in university counseling centers, and with enhancing
psychological well-being of university students, increase education to productivity of