The Effectiveness of Resiliency Education to Reduce the Loneliness and Anxiety of High School Girl Students

Document Type : Original Article


1 Faculty of Psychology & Educational sciences Mahdishahr , Semnan University , Darband, Mehdishahr, Semnan, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor،Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of Semnan، semnan, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran.


Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of resilience education on the reduction of loneliness and anxiety of high school girl students.
Method: The present study was a quasi-experimental design with pretest-posttest design with control group. The research population of all high school girl students in al-Shaterkeh in 1995 was studying. In order to select a sample among students whose grades in the combination of dependent variables were more than a standard deviation higher than the average, 30 were randomly selected and divided into two groups of 15 person. Eventually, one of the groups was randomly assigned as the experimental group and the other group was considered as the control group. The experimental group received 12 sessions of the training program, while no training was provided to the control group. Both groups completed the loneliness and anxiety questionnaires before and after the intervention.
Results: Data were analyzed using a Multivariate Analysis of  Covariance and one-way Analysis of Variance. The final result showed that the level of loneliness and anxiety in the experimental group decreased compared to the control group.
Conclusion: Results of this research showed decreased level of loneliness and anxiety following the Resilience Education intervention in the students. Applying this intervention to reduce the students' loneliness and anxiety then is recommended.


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