Effectiveness of effective communication training on the self-esteem and general health of women visiting the counseling centers of district 1 of Tehran
Marzieh HosseinZadeh Dashty, Farideh DokaneiFard
The purpose of this study is to review the effectiveness of effective communication training on the self-esteem and general health of women visiting the counseling centers of the district 1 of Tehran. This is a semi-experimental with a pretest, posttest and a control group. The statistical population of this study was comprised of women visiting the counseling centers of district 1 of Tehran city. 50 of these women showed interest in participating in effective communication training courses. Out of these 50 women, 30 of them were selected as the research sample using simple random sampling method and were divided into an experimental group and a control group. The general health questionnaire (GHQ28) and Aizeng self-esteem questionnaire were the tools used in this research. The independent variable in this research was the effective communication training and the effective communication training course offered to the samples in the experimental group was 10 2-hour sessions. After the training program ended, the posttest was done for the both groups. The results of the analysis of hypotheses using covariance analysis method showed that effective communication training has affected the general health and self-esteem of women participating in the courses.