The Effectiveness of World Health Organization-Based Life Skills Training on Resilience and Social Health among Sixth-Grade Male Elementary School Students

Document Type : Original Article


1 department of psychology university of sistan and baluchestan

2 Department of psychology, University of Sistan and Baluchestan


Social health, as one of the three pillars of health, is a requirement for having a useful, effective, and satisfactory personal life and social health of members of a community, especially effective and constructive strata such as students, is a necessity for the dynamism, prosperity, and promotion of that community. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the effectiveness of World Health Organization-based life skills training on resilience and social health among sixth-grade male elementary school students. It was a quasi-experimental study followed by a pretest-posttest design with a control group regarding its research method. The current study had a statistical population including all sixth-grade male elementary school students in Zahedan in the academic year 2017-2018. To collect data, a corpus of 30 people was selected using available sampling. 9 sessions of life skills training were conducted on an experimental group; however, a control group was on a waiting list. Afterward, a pretest was carried out on both groups. Connor and Davidson Resilience Scale (2003) and Keyes Social Health Inventory (2004) were asked to complete in pretest and posttest. For data analysis, analysis of covariance. Results indicated that mean scores of resilience and social health obtained by the experimental group increased compared to those of the control group. Accordingly, it can be noted that life skills training promoted resilience and social health among the male students. According to the findings, it can be concluded that life skills training can be applied to enhance levels of resilience and social health among students.


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