The Effectiveness of Life Skills Training on Self – Regulation and its Components

Document Type : Research Paper



The aim of the present study was to examine the effectiveness of group training of life skills on adolescents’.self-regulatory behavior. The study used Pretest-Posttest Control Group Design. The population was composed of male first grade junior  high school students in the city of Boroujen selected by random sampling. The sample group were 24 students, who were randomly put in two experimental and control groups (12 in eachgroup).The experimental group attended in 11 sessions of life skills training while the control group did not receive any training. Self-Regulation Questionnaire (SRQ) was applied as research instrument. Data analysis was conducted using covariance analysis as well as independent groups t- test. The results suggested that group training of life skills had a significant positive influence on self-regulation of behavior and its components. In other words, subsequent to attending training sessions, experimental group exhibited higher scores, compared to control group, regarding the total scores ofself- regulation of behavior and all components of selfـ  regulation, namely receiving relevant information, evaluating the information and comparing it to norms, triggering change, searching for options, formulating a plan, implementing the plan and  assessing the plan’s effectiveness(p˂0.05).