Document Type : Research Article (Quantitative)


1 M.A, department of Counseling and Guidance , Abhar branch, Islamic Azad University, Abhar, Iran.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Abhar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Abhar, Iran.



The present study was conducted with the aim of determining the effectiveness of self-control training on the positive thinking of first-grade female students of Fatemiyeh boarding high school in Lower Tarem region of Qazvin province. The method of semi-experimental research was pre-test, post-test with a control group. For this purpose, among all the students who were studying in this high school in the academic year of 1993-1994; 32 people were selected as research sample by simple random sampling method and were replaced in two experimental and control groups (16 people in each group). Then the experimental group was influenced by the independent variable (self-control) during 8 sessions of 60-70 minutes, the life orientation questionnaire was used as a research tool for both groups, before and after the implementation of the independent variable. At the end, the obtained information was analyzed using multivariate analysis of covariance test. The findings from the data analysis showed that there is a significant difference between the average scores of the two experimental and control groups; This means that self-control training has increased the positive thinking of female students. According to the results of the present research, it can be said that self-control training can be used as a therapeutic and educational method by counselors and therapists and even teachers in order to think positively and improve the lives of teenagers.