Effectiveness of Flourish Training on Reducing of Psychological Distress in High School Students

Document Type : Original Article


1 کارشناس ارشد روانشناسی بالینی ‌دانشگاه سمنان، سمنان، ایران

2 استادیار، گروه روانشناسی تربیتی ‌دانشگاه سمنان، سمنان، ایران

3 دانشیار، گروه روانشناسی دانشگاه فردوسی مشهد، مشهد، ایران


Introduction:According to the introduction of positive psychology in recent years, this study examined the effectiveness based on positive psychology and in particular self-actualization training in reducing of psychological distress.
Method: In order to achieve this goal, pretest and posttest with control group design was used. The study population consisted of 400 girl students of Razavi high school in 12th district of Tehran. First, all of students performed DASS scale and then 40 students with the highest score of the DASS were chosen and were randomly assigned into experimental group and control group. For the experimental group, self-actualization training was carried out in 8 sessions (twice a week), but the control group did not receive any treatment. Multivariate and univariate analysis were uses to analyze the data.
Results:Univariate and multivariate analysis of covariance showed that self-actualization training reduces depression, anxiety and stress students in the experimental group compared with the control group.
Conclusion: The use of positive psychology in particular self-actualization training can be effective in reducing depression, anxiety and stress of high school students. The use of this method is an effective method to reduce students' psychological distress.


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