Comparing the Effectiveness of Stress Inoculation Training and Emotion Regulation Training on Self-Control and Academic Stress in Students

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Ph.D. student, Department of Psychology, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Department of Psychology, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran.

Abstract

Background: One of the success factors of students is self-control which leads to adaptation. Adaptation of the individual to the environment and society leads people to independence and responsibility. Self-control is one of the factors that help us adapt to our environment in everyday life.

Objective: This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of stress inoculation training and emotion regulation training on self-control and academic stress in female students.

Methods: The research method was semi-experimental research with pre-test, post-test, follow-up, and a control group. The statistical population of this study included all-female high school students in Ramhormoz city in the academic year 2019-2020 who were studying in schools of this city. From this statistical population, three schools were selected by multi-stage random sampling method. The instruments used in this study included the SCS Self-Control Questionnaire and the Academic Stress Questionnaire (ASQ). In this study, univariate analysis of covariance (ANOVA) and Bonferroni pairwise comparison test using software (SPSS) were used to analyze the data.

Results: The results showed that there was a significant difference between experimental groups and control groups in terms of self-control and academic stress. Also, it was found that emotion regulation training has a greater effect on improving self-control and academic stress (P<0.01).

Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, it can be said that emotion regulation training has a greater impact on improving self-control and academic stress. The findings of this study can be used to improve students' self-control and academic stress.

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