Effectiveness of Lazarus Approach-based Group Consulting in Social Problem Solving and Emotional Maturity of Adolescences
Maryam Jamali Arani, Farhad Mohammadi Mosiri
The main objective of this study was to examine effectiveness of Lazarus approach-based group consultation in solving social problem and emotional maturity of female adolescences living in Kashan, Iran. The applied methodology in this research was quasi-experiment with pretest and posttest groups. Statistical society of study comprised all of adolescent girls who live in Kashan. First, cluster random sampling was used as 36 members were selected as sample size (n=36) and 18 members were randomly assigned to test group and 18 members were assigned to control group. The applied instrument in this study was Social Problem Solving Inventory (SPSI-R) designed by D’Zurilla et al. (2002) and Emotional Maturity Scale (EMS) designed by Yashwir Singh & Mahesh Bhargave (1991) that were filled out by control and test groups within two steps before and after the experiment. Collecting data, results were analyzed using ANCOVA through SPSS Software and results showed that Lazarus approach-based group consultation had a significant effect on social problem solving and emotional maturity of adolescent girls. Detailed results indicated significant effect of Lazarus approach-based group consultation on solving social problem of adolescent girls. Moreover, Lazarus approach-based group consultation had a significant effect on emotional maturity of adolescent girls.