The Effect of a Group Counseling Programin Communication Skills on Reducing Stressand Improving Psychological Security amongSecondary School StudentsJournal: Albalqa Journal for Research and Studies (Vol.18, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2015-06-01
Authors : Ibrahim Maali;
Page : 101-119
Keywords : Counseling Program; Communication Skills; Stress; Psychological Security.;
This study aims at exploring the effect of a group counseling program in communication skills on reducing stress and improving psychological security among secondary school students. The sample of the study consists of (30) students who have scored the highest grades on a stress index and who also have scored low grades on a psychological security index. The sample is randomly divided into two groups: An experimental group which consists of (15) students who received a training program in communication skills for eight weeks with an average of one hour session per week. The control group consists of (15) students; those did not receive the training program in communication skills. The ANCOVA statistical method is utilized to analyze the data and trace the effectiveness of the program. The results of the study have revealed significant differences in relation to the stress variable between the two groups in favor of the experimental group. Also, statistically significant differences have been found between the two groups in relation to the variable of psychological security in favor of the experimental group.
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