The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy on reducing procrastination and academic achievement in secondary school student’s first city Saghez
Asyeh Zandi1, Dr: Omid Moradi *2
Academic procrastination is one of the most common problems among students. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral group therapy on reducing procrastination and increasing motivation in secondary school students of Saqqez city. This study is applied and the method is semi-experimental with pre-and post-test with control group. The study population consisted of all first year of high school female students in the academic year 2015-2016 who were enrolled in the city of Saqhez. Using available sampling method, 24 students with symptoms and characteristics of procrastination and low motivation were selected by using academic procrastination questionnaire of Solomon and Ruth Bloom and Abde Khodaei achievement motivation questionnaire and randomly divided into two groups of experimental and control. the experimental group received 10 sessions of cognitive-behavioral group therapy were 90 minutes. In order to analyze the data, independent t test and analysis of covariance was used. From the results, it can be concluded that cognitive-behavioral group therapy can be effective in reducing procrastination students.