Effectiveness of Short-Term Solution-Focused Group Training on Sense of Psychological ‎Coherence among Female Adolescents

  •  Ebrahim Nameni    
  •  Nasrin Baqaei    
  •  Faezeh Pardakhti    


Background and aim: This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of short-term solution-focused group counseling on sense of psychological coherence.

Method: This research is a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study design with a nonequivalent control group and two-month follow-up.

The research statistical population comprises all female adolescents in the first grade of secondary school who referred (were referred) to counseling offices in Mashhad Education District in 2015 due to behavioral and academic problems. The research sample consisted of 30 adolescents’ 15 years old girl using available sampling method and was randomly assigned into two experimental (15 individuals) and control (15 individuals) groups. For data collection, the revised form of Flensborg Sense of Coherence Scale (2006) was applied. Both groups took a pretest. Then, the therapeutic model (short-term solution-focused method) was implemented during 8 weekly sessions of 1.5 hours for the experimental group, but the control group received no training. At the end of 8 weeks, a posttest was taken from both groups and a two-month follow-up was conducted. To analyze the data, analysis of variance with repeated measures was used.

Findings: The obtained results demonstrated that short-term solution-focused training could significantly increase the sense of coherence (P<0.05) among adolescents’ girl in both posttest and two-month follow-up.

Conclusion: Short-term solution-focused training may promote sense of psychological coherence among female adolescent students.

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