Volume 12, Issue 2 (Mar & Apr 2022)                   J Research Health 2022, 12(2): 113-120 | Back to browse issues page

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Abbasian F, Pakdaman M, Kareshky H. Effectiveness of Flourishing Training on Depression and Anxiety of Female Gifted Students. J Research Health 2022; 12 (2) :113-120
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1- Department of Psychology, Qaenat Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qaenat, Iran.
2- Department of Psychology, Qaenat Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qaenat, Iran. , pakdaman@iauq.ir
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Background: This study aims to examine the effectiveness of flourishing training based on positive psychology on the anxiety and depression of female gifted students. 
Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study using a pre-test/post-test design a control group. Participants were 50 female gifted students in Torbat-e Heydariyeh, Iran. They were randomly divided into two groups of training (n=25) and control (n=25). For the training group, flourishing training was presented at 14 sessions of 60 minutes, while the control group did not receive any education. The 21-item Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale was used for collecting data. Data were analyzed in SPSS v 26 software using ANCOVA.
Results: The results showed that the effect of flourishing training on anxiety (F=206.1, P<0.001) and depression (F=42.96, P<0.001) was significant. Flourishing training reduced anxiety and depression in the training group compared to the control group.
Conclusion: Flourishing training based on positive psychology can be effective in reducing anxiety and depression in female gifted students.
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: ● International Health
Received: 2021/04/19 | Accepted: 2021/10/2 | Published: 2022/03/1

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