The Effect of Social Skills Training on Social Adaptation, Progress Motivation and Self-Esteem among High School Female Students in Tabriz
The present study aimed to study the effect of social skills training on social adaptation, progress motivation and self-esteem among ninth grade students in the city of Tabriz. For this purpose, two schools were selected through cluster sampling from the females' high schools in Tabriz which were the statistical community of the study. Two classes were randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups. The research method was quasi experimental with pre-test and post-test. To measure social adjustment, progress motivation and self-esteem, the Wieland’s Social Adaptation Questionnaire, Herman’s Progress Motivation Questionnaire, and Coppersmith’s Self-esteem Questionnaire were used. Social skills training was done in 8 sessions of 45 minutes. The results of multivariate analysis of covariance analysis (MANCOVA) showed that social skills training has been effective in increasing social adaptation, progress motivation and self-esteem of students.