Effectiveness of Problem Solving Skills Training with Social - Cognitive Approach in Social Self-Empowerment and Social Adjustment in Girl Students

Document Type : Research Paper


1 . Ph.D. Student of Educational Psychology, Department of Psychology, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

2 * Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran (Corresponding Author)

3 Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran


The aim of present research was to study the effectiveness of problem solving skills training in social self–empowerment and social adjustment. In this quasi-experimental research with pre-test, post-test design and control group, the study population included female second-year high school students in Tabriz in academic year 2017-2018. Therefore, using multistage random sampling, 60 subjects were selected and divided into experimental and control groups (30 subjects in each group). In pretest stage, they were assessed by and self–empowerment questionnaire of Felner (1990) and social adjustment of Sinha & Sing. Then the experimental group participated in 10 sessions of problem solving training, however the control group did not receive any intervention. Subsequently, posttest was conducted. Data were analyzed by univariate analysis of covariance. Results showed the experimental group had a higher social self–empowerment and social adjustment than the control group. So, problem solving skills training was effective in the improvement of social self–empowerment and social adjustment.


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