The effectiveness of impulsive control training on quality of life in bully students

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Department of General Psychology Urmia University, Iran

2 Department of Educational Management Urmia University, Iran

Abstract

This study was designed to assess the effectiveness of impulsive control training on quality of life in bullying (bully (student. This study was a semi-experimental study with pretest-posttest control group design. The studied population included all non-disciplined bullying male students of grade 7 and 8, from the city of Ardabil in the academic year of 2015-2016. The sample consisted of 34 male bullying students that through multi-stage cluster sampling, 8 schools and 18 bully students from each school were selected, then 36 bullying students were selected among them and randomly assigned into two experimental and control groups. Finally, the sample population at the end of the training sessions dropped to 34 participants. The experimental group was under impulsive control training for 8 sessions (one session per week). The control group did not receive any training. Data collection was carried out using Olweusؙ s bullying revised scale and quality of life questionnaire (36 - SF). Multivariate analysis of covariance indicated that impulsive control training is effective in enhancing the quality of life of bully students. According to the findings of the present study, it can be concluded that impulsive control training as a psychological intervention can play an a vital role in improving the quality of life of bully students.

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