The Efficacy of Psychosocial Group Training Empowerment on Altruism and Social Adjustment of Female High School Students

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Psychology, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran


Introduction: The present study aimed to investigate the efficacy of Psychosocial Group Training Empowerment on altruism and social adjustment of female high school students.
Method: This semi-experimental study was conducted with a pre-test/post-test design and control and follow-up groups for two months. The statistical population of this study included all female high school students of Tehran city in the academic year of 2020-2021. They included 60 randomly sampled female students assigned to either an experimental group (30 students) or a group control (30 students). The experimental group underwent online group training in psychosocial empowerment (12 sessions lasting for 90 min). On the other hand, the control group received no training and remained on the waiting list. Required data were collected using a prosocial personality questionnaire and adjustment inventory. Also, data analysis was performed using SPSS-24 software in two sections: descriptive and inferential.
Results: Findings revealed a significant effect of group training psychosocial empowerment in post-test and follow-up on altruism and social adjustment of female high school students (P < 0.05).
Conclusion: Psychosocial group empowerment training can affect the level of altruism and social adjustment of female students. Therefore, it is recommended alongside other treatments for psychosocial empowerment.


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