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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019, 7(6), 922-931
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The Effectiveness of Psycho-educational Program on Emotional Regulation and Problem-Solving among Preparatory School Students

Sabah M Ebrahem1, and Safaa Ibrahem Shattla1

1Psychiatric& Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Menoufia University, Egypt

Pub. Date: September 15, 2019

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Sabah M Ebrahem and Safaa Ibrahem Shattla. The Effectiveness of Psycho-educational Program on Emotional Regulation and Problem-Solving among Preparatory School Students. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019; 7(6):922-931. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-7-6-3


“Improving emotional regulation and problem-solving in youth are very important to decrease the risk of substance abuse, violence, and decreased health costs”. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the psycho-educational program on emotional regulation and problem-solving among preparatory school students. A quasi-experimental research one group pre-test and post-test design was used to achieve the aim of the study. This study was carried out at two preparatory schools, one at Quasna and one at Ebnhas, Menoufia Governorate, Egypt. A purposive sample of 130 students was selected from the above-mentioned settings. Three tools were used to collect the data of the study 1) A constructed interview questionnaire to assess socio-demographic characteristics of the students and their parents 2) Emotional regulation strategies questionnaire 3) Problem-solving scale. The main findings of this study revealed that there was a statistically significant increase in the mean values of all subscales and total score of emotional regulation strategies and problem-solving post-program than pre-program in the studied participants at p-value (0.001). There was a significant positive correlation between the percent increase in emotional regulation strategies and percent increase in problem-solving in the studied participants (r=0.48; p<0.001). It was concluded that the psycho-educational program had a great effect in improving emotional regulation strategies and problem-solving skills among the students. Recommendation: Generalize the application of the psycho-educational program to all preparatory schools to improve their emotional regulation and problem-solving skills.

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