استادیار دانشگاه علامه طباطبایی
عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of problem solving training on self-esteem of 12 to 13 year old adolescent students with communicational behavioral problems (in the Middle school period). The tools used in this research were Cooper Smith’s self-esteem test and Rutter’s questionnaire on behavioral problems. Therefore 48 students who had lower than average scores on Cooper – Smith Self-Esteem Scale and a higher than 9 or equal to 9 score in Rutter’s behavioral Scale were randomly selected from among 68 students and were assigned to two problem solving training and control groups. The training group received problem solving training for 7 weeks and each week for one and a half hour while thte control group received no such training. The results of Analysis of covariance showed that after controlling for other variables there was a significant difference between the average of self-esteem scores of the training and control groups (P=0). The difference between the average for boys and girls was not significant. Nor was the interaction effect of training and gender on self-esteem.