Efficacy of Life Skills Training on Subjective Well-Being of Students: A Report from Rafsanjan, Iran


Rezvan Sadr-Mohammadi 1 , * , Mehrdad Kalantari 2 , Hossein Molavi 2

1 Department of Psychology, Kar Higher Education Institute of Rafsanjan, Rafsanjan, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychologic and Education Science, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran

How to Cite: Sadr-Mohammadi R, Kalantari M, Molavi H. Efficacy of Life Skills Training on Subjective Well-Being of Students: A Report from Rafsanjan, Iran, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2014 ; 8(2):63-7.


Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 8 (2); 63-7
Published Online: June 30, 2014
Article Type: Original Article
Received: September 05, 2013
Revised: October 11, 2013
Accepted: June 05, 2014


Objective: The aim was to investigate the efficacy of life skills training on subjective well-being (SWB) among high school females.

Methods: The population study comprised all female high school of Rafsanjan, Iran, in 2008-2009. Thirty students with the lowest scores according to the Molavi’s SWB questionnaire were considered eligible. At the next stage, the required sample of 30 students were selected randomly and divided into two groups of experimental (15 subjects) and control (15 subjects). Then, life skills training sessions were started for the experimental group (eight sessions in a 4-week period). Control group did not receive any intervention. The method of data processing at a descriptive level was through using central tendency indicators, dispersion, frequency, and percentage. Student’s t-test was used for analysis of independent variables.

Results: The greatest R2 (0.48) was observed for SWB. The R2 coefficients for neurosis, stress-depression, vitality, and life determination were 0.27, 0.15, 0.20, and 0.09, respectively.

Conclusion: Life skills training showed the greatest effect regarding SWB of the students. Declaration of interest: None.

Citation: Sadr-Mohammadi R, Kalantari M, Molavi H. Efficacy of life skills training on subjective wellbeing of students: A report from Rafsanjan, Iran. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2014; 8(2): 63-7.


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