International Academic Journal of Innovative Research

  • ISSN 2454-390X

Impacts of positive thinking skills up on happiness and academic performance of first level high school girls of Shirvan

Mozhgan Panahi,Hajar Panahi and Hosyn Sobhani

Abstract: This controlled clinical trial aimed to investigate the effects of positive thinking on happiness and academic performance of female high school students in Shrivan city. We postulated that positive thinking skills and happiness would increase the academic performance of students. The study population was all of the high school girls in Shrivan city. Female students were selected randomly and tested using the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (OHQ). Thirty students whose happiness scores were relatively low (under 42) were chosen and then the subjects were divided into two groups of 15 cases (the control and experimental groups). Next, the test group experienced 10 sessions of 45 minutes each teaching positive thinking skills. One week after the educational sessions, both groups were tested for happiness and academic performance (the post-test). An ANCOVA analysis was used to test the hypothesis. The average scores of the experimental group was raised 20 and 4 points for happiness and academic performance, respectively. Teaching positive thinking skills had a significant effect on happiness and academic performance in female high school students.

Keywords: Positive thinking; Happiness; Academic Performance; students

Page: 23-30

Volume 3, Issue 1, 2016