Document Type : Research Paper
Conduct disorder is a repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in children and adolescents in which the rights of others or basic social rules are violated,that, is one of the most difficult and intractable mental health problems in children and adolescents,that, very common among children and adolescent.So, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of life skills training on decreasing conduct disorder. From those who had acquired higher scorein Child Symptoms Inventory-4 (CSI-4) (teacher form) 30 students were selected using multistage clustersampling. They were, then, randomly assigned to two groups (experimental and control). The experimental group attended life skills training (coping with violence, interactions and being a responsible citizen) for 10 sessions. The control group did not receive any treatment. After administrating the post-test, the results of ANCOVA revealed that the life skills training significantly decreased the symptoms of the conduct disorder (F=62/69, P < 0.001). The results revealed that life skills training can be employed as an effective method for conduct disordered students in schools and educational and therapeutic centers. This result has implications in systems, and which calls for consoling and psychological services to prevent conduct disorder in schools. This very issue can be useful in planning, budget allocation and educational polices.