Effectiveness Social Skills Training on Addiction Potential Reduction in Male High School Students

Yosef Dehghani and and Mostafa Dehghani

Abstract


The purpose of this study was Study of effectiveness social skills training on addiction potential reduction in boy’s student of Ahvaz high school. The sample consists of All high school boy’s students in Ahvaz who had scored one standard deviation above the mean in the zargari addiction potential questionnaire and among them 40 students were selected randomly then assigned to two groups randomly (Experimental group and Control group). 8 sessions therapy were implemented for experimental group. In these sessions, social skills, such as assertiveness skills, anger control, and how to communicate with others in the experimental group were instructed but the control group received no intervention. Evaluation device was zargari addiction potential questionnaire. The outcomes of the independence T-test showed that there were a significant difference between addiction potential reduction scores in control and experimental groups (p<0.01). The results indicated social skills training was effective on addiction potential reduction in boy’s student of Ahvaz high school.

Keywords: Social skills, Addiction potential, Narcotic drugs.


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