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Ashoori J. Effect of cognitive behavioral therapy on happiness and emotional maturity of boy adolescents. Rooyesh. 2016; 5 (2) :147-164
Azad University
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This research aimed to investigate the effect of cognitive behavioral therapy in improving happiness and emotional maturity of boy adolescents. The statistical population included all boy students at the ninth grade of Pakdasht city in 2015-16 academic years. This research was a queasy-experimental with a pre-test and post-test design that 50 student adolescent (each group 25 person) were selected by multistep cluster sampling method and randomly assigned to two group.The experimental group 10 sessions of 70 minutes educated by cognitive behavioral therapy and control group don’t received any education. Each two group completed the Oxford happiness questionnaire (Argyle & Lu, 1990) and emotional maturity questionnaire (Singh & Bhargava, 1990) as the pre-test and post-test. The data were analyzed with assistant SPSS-19 software and by multivariate test and analysis of covariance methods. The findings show that there was a significant difference between experimental and control groups (P<0/01). On the other hand cognitive behavioral therapy significantly led to improve happiness and emotional maturity. Therefore, suggest that counselors and therapists use from cognitive behavioral therapy to improve the happiness and emotional maturity of boy adolescents.

Keywords: cognitive behavioral therapy, happiness, emotional maturity, boy adolescents
Rooyesh-e-Ravanshenasi, Vol5(2),No15,Summer2016
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Type of Article: Research | Subject: addiction
Received: 2016/03/11 | Revised: 2016/07/21 | Accepted: 2016/06/30 | ePublished: 2016/07/21

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