The effect of educational group therapy plan on self–esteem rate in adolescent girls


avatar Roya Turkashvand 1 , avatar Sima Mohammadkhan-Kermanshahi 2 , * , avatar Parviz Azadfalah 3

BSc of Psychological Nursing, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Associate Professor of Psychology, School of Human Ities, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

how to cite: Turkashvand R, Mohammadkhan-Kermanshahi S, Azadfalah P. The effect of educational group therapy plan on self–esteem rate in adolescent girls. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2011;13(3):e94012.


Background: Adolescence is a period of major changes in various aspects of physical, mental and social caracters they may get. There are new requirements for the changes have been occurred. Attention to these needs, in turn, are faster and better compatibility and increase self-esteem. Self-esteem is the basic factor of personality development in adolescents. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of educational group therapy on self-esteem of adolescent girls.
Materials and Method: This is a quasi- experimental study. Seventy-one adolescent girls of 13-15 years old were selected cluster-randomly from guidance school and divided in two groups of experimental and control (35 cases, 36 controls). Self-esteem of adolescents in two groups measured using Pop test. Then the educational group therapy plan was utilized based on promotion of adolescent’s self- esteem at 10 sessions for case group. Self-esteem rate was measured just after the performance of planned session and were analyzed with SPSS-14 software.
Results: The results of the study indicated that performing educational group therapy session can increase the mean self-esteem score for case group (84.74) comparing to control group (74.05). Independent t-test shows significant difference between self-esteem score in case and control groups.
Conclusion: According to our results the authors suggest that using educational group therapy plan is an effective approach in increasing self-esteem in adolescent girls and may improve mental health. Therefore, we suggest this plan for increasing self-esteem of adolescents in the schools.


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