Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Corresponding Author, Department of Counseling on school, Quchan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Quchan, Iran

2 Department of Counseling on school, Quchan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Quchan, Iran

Abstract

The present study investigated the effect of teaching happiness by Fordyce method to students on their social acceptance and happiness. The subjects participating in the study were 30 female high school students in 1391-1392 at sabzevar high schools. The subjects were selected using random sampling procedures. Then, they were randomly assigned to experimental groups. Oxford social acceptance and happiness questionnaire was used to gather the necessary data. The experimental group recieved 8 sessions instruction on happiness. The oxford questionnaire was assigned to both groups. The gather data were analyzed using analysis of variances.  The results showed that happiness instruction significantly increased life satisfaction, self-esteem satisfaction, self well fare and good temperedness of the students.

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