Effectiveness of Life Skills Education on Reducing Common Rumination and Anxiety among Male High School Students

Kobra Yadegari, Azita AmirFakhraei

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of life skills education (problem solving, communication skills and stress management) on reducing common rumination and anxiety among male high school students in Bandar Abbas city. This is a semi-experimental research. The research sample included 30 male secondary school students in Bandar Abbas who were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The research data were collected from the Common Rumination Scale (CRQ) and Beck Anxiety Scale. The research findings were analyzed using SPSS software and multivariate analysis of covariance (MNCOVA). The results showed that group life skills education led to a reduction in common rumination and anxiety in the experimental group in the post-test, compared with the control group (P <0.01). Accordingly, it can be said that life skills education can be effective in working with adolescents to improve their psychological capabilities and also reduce problems such as common mental rumination which is also a factor in depression. Therefore, education, counseling centers, and other institutions related to students and adolescents need to use group life skills in order to reduce psychological problems such as depression and anxiety in their planning.

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