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2014 (Vol. 6, Issue: 1)
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Impact of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Training on Third Grade High School Female Students' Mental Health and Educational Achievement

Gholamreza Sharifiniya and Zahra Golmohammadi
Corresponding Author:  Gholamreza Sharifiniya 

Key words:  Educational achievement, mental health, mindfulness, stress, , ,
Vol. 6 , (1): 13-19
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June 11, 2012 June 25, 2013 January 20, 2014
Abstract:

This study is conducted with the title of "Impact of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training on third grade high school female students' mental health and educational achievement in Asadabad city during the school year 2011-2012. This study aims at investigating the impact of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training on students' mental health and educational achievement. This research is conducted based on clinical trial with the empirical study (pretest-posttest method with the control group). Statistical population of this survey includes all third grade high school female students (780 students), who were educating in Asadabad city and the sample group contains 40 students ¬who were selected according to the randomized cluster method (20 subjects in the empirical group and 20 subjects in the control group). Data collection tool for mental health structure includes the components of interpersonal sensitivity, obsessive thoughts, depression, anxiety and somatization which are selected from the General Health Questionnaire (SCL-90). Results indicated that the Mindfulness-based stress reduction training has affected the components of obsessive thoughts, interpersonal sensitivity, depression and anxiety after 8 sessions, but it has no effect on the somatization. Furthermore, the mindfulness training also has a positive effect on the educational achievement.
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Gholamreza Sharifiniya and Zahra Golmohammadi, 2014. Impact of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Training on Third Grade High School Female Students' Mental Health and Educational Achievement.  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 6(1): 13-19.
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