:: Volume 15, Issue 2 (Quarterly 2011) ::
Feyz 2011, 15(2): 114-119 Back to browse issues page
Efficacy of educational workshop on self-esteem of students at Kashan university of medical sciences
Abdolah Omidi *, Hosain Akbari, Tayebe Sadat Jadi Arani
Kashan University of Medical Sciences , abomidi20@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (6199 Views)

Background: Self-esteem, a sublime mental feeling highly effective for improving physical and mental health, can be considered as one of the areas of vulnerability to depression disorders. The purpose of this study was to promote the self-esteem of students using the educational workshop held at Kashan university of medical sciences.

Materials and Methods: This experimental study with a random-allocation block design was performed on 106 students (54 in the experimental group and 52 in control group) at Kahsan university of medical sciences. A six-hour training workshop was held for the experimental group and an Eysenck self-esteem questionnaire for one-month post-workshop follow up. Finally, the average scores of self-esteem in two groups, before and after the intervention, were reported.

Results: The mean score of self-esteem in the experimental group was significantly increased from 20.50 to 23.22 (P=0.001). Moreover, The average test score for one-month post-workshop follow up was 22.60, signifying the difference in self-esteem promotion (P=0.001) however, the mean score in the control group was decreased from 21.29 to 21.24. In addition, the average follow up score was 21.27 and no significant difference was seen for self-esteem score.

Conclusion: The results indicate that holding educational self-esteem workshop enhances students' self-esteem.

Keywords: Education, Medical students, Self esteem
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2011/06/21 | Published: 2011/06/15

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