The Effectiveness of Wells’ Meta-cognitive Therapy on Improvement of the Emotional Intelligence Levels of Male Students of high schools in Khoramabad

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1 PhD. of general psychology, department of psychology, faculty of psychology and educational Sciences, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 PhD of family counseling, department of counseling, faculty of educational Sciences and psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.

3 M.A. of child and adolescent clinical psychology, department of psychology, faculty of psychology and educational Sciences, Kharazmi University, Karaj, Iran.

4 M.A. of family counseling, department of counseling, faculty of educational Sciences and psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.


The aim of the current study was to investigate the effectiveness of Wells’ meta-cognitive therapy on improvement of the level of emotional intelligence on male students of high school in Khoramabad, during the academic year of 2018-2019. The statistical Population of the study consisted of all the male students of high schools in Khoramabad. The study sample consisted of 30 students that were selected by multiphasic cluster sampling. The 30 selected subjects were randomly assigned into two groups of control and experimental; the experimental group received 7 sessions of Wells’ meta-cognitive therapy. Both groups were evaluated in three stages of pretest-posttest and follow-up. The study instruments consisted of Bar-On Emotional Intelligence-Inventory. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistical and inferential statistical and using the SPSS software. The Statistical results indicated that Wells’ meta-cognitive therapy was effective on improvement of the emotional intelligence level. Findings obtained from analysis of variance with repeated measures indicated that Wells’ metacognitive therapy is effective on improving the level of emotional intelligence of male students in high schools in Khorramabad (P≥0.001). According to the results of this study, the Wells’ metacognitive therapy can be used to improve the level of emotional intelligence of students.


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