the purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of social skills training on aggressive behaviors of children with aggressive behavior in ahvaz city

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty member of Farhangian University of Khuzestan

2 Master of Science in Psychology


Introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the effect of social skills training through sand play and storytelling on reducing aggression in 5-6 year-old children with aggressive behaviors in Ahvaz.
Methods: This study was semi-experimental with pre-test and post-test design (two experimental and one control group). The statistical population of this study consisted of all 5-6 year old kindergarten children in Ahvaz. The sample consisted of 75 participants (27 in the first experimental group, 23 in the second experimental group and 25 in the control group) who were randomly selected. The sandboxing method was provided for the first experimental group and 10 sessions of social skills training through storytelling for the second experimental group. Data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of covariance and post hoc tests,
Results: The results showed that social skills training through sand play and storytelling had a significant effect on reducing aggression in students.
Conclusion: The Results also showed that storytelling training method was more effective in reducing verbal aggression in girls than boys, and sand play training method was more effective in reducing physical aggression in boys than in girls.


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