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J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci 2014, 15(6): 101-107 Back to browse issues page
The effect of life skills training on self-esteem in students of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Elham Shojaie * , Asghar Bayati
, Shojaie.e@skums.ac.ir
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Background and aim: Promoting self-esteem and changing attitudes in students could immunize them against mental damages. This study was aimed to examine the effects of teaching life skills on self-esteem increase in students of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences (SKUMS). Methods: In this clinical trial conducted as a semi-experimental study on 60 students in SKUMS after the population homogeneity was confirmed, the students were randomly assigned into two case and control groups (of 30 each). A pretest of self-esteem was given to them using Coppersmith Self-Esteem Inventory and then a teaching program consisting of workshops on life skills was held for case group. Then, a post-test of self-esteem was given to the two groups by the same questionnaire and the results were compared. Results: Mean score of self-esteem in control group was 30.3±8.6 prior to training and 30.7±8.4 after training, which indicated no statistically significant difference. Mean score of self-esteem in case group was 31.6±7.4 prior to training and 47.1±6.7 after training, which indicated a significant difference compared to prior to training and the case group (P<0.001). Conclusion: According to the results of this study, teaching life skills to cope with difficulties, to control anger, to welcome criticisms, and to promote students’ self-esteem should be paid attention by universities.
Keywords: Life skills, self-esteem, students
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: psychology
Received: 2014/03/18 | Accepted: 2014/03/18 | Published: 2014/03/18
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Shojaie E, Bayati A. The effect of life skills training on self-esteem in students of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences. J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci. 2014; 15 (6) :101-107
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مجله دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شهرکرد Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
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