Stress Science Research
Online ISSN : 1884-5525
Print ISSN : 1341-9986
ISSN-L : 1341-9986
Research Note
The effects of school-based cognitive psychological education and social skills training on feeling for friends among junior high school students
Shingo EbataEiichi Kamimura
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2018 Volume 33 Pages 32-39


The present study examined the effects of cognitive psychological education and social skills training on the improvement of feeling for friends in junior high school students. Participants were consisted the cognitive psychological education group (n = 24), the skill training group (n = 23) and no-treatment control group (n = 25). Self-report scales of feeling for friends and social skills were measured prior and post intervention. Both education and skill training program were composed two 50-minute sessions. The psychological education program provided a psychoeducation on cognitive restructuring and on anxiety and exposure effects. Results suggested that psychological education and skill training programs improve student’s feeling for friends to some extent. Significant improvement effect was found on “trust-stability” score of cognitive psychological education group.

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