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Mikaeili N, Zare H, Akbari Alhashem A. Study of the Efficacy of Cognitive Restructuring Teaching at Student's Attribution Style and Academic Performance. IRJ. 2010; 8 (2) :43-49
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1- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.
2- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Payame Noor, Tehran, Iran.
3- University of Payame Noor, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (3293 Views)

Objectives: One of the education ministry’s concerns in high schools is the problem of academic achievement. The researches have mentioned that student’s false attribution and absence of scholastic counseling service are the most important factors affecting student’s low performance and achievements. The main goal of this research was to study the rate of cognitive reconstructive effect on attribution style and girl students’ academic performance at high school in Khalkhal.

Methods: Pre-test and post-test experimental designs with control group were used in this study. Thirty high school girl students were chosen randomly in 2 groups including 15 persons in experimental group and 15 persons in control group. Eight sessions of cognitive reconstructive counseling, like communal for experimental group, were held. Subjects were evaluated by attributive style inventory and school year average by per-test and post–test. The general hypothesis was “cognitive reconstructive education influence, students’ attribution style and academic performance”. Manava and independent groups’ t-test for testing hypotheses were used.

Results: Analyses showed that cognitive reconstructive education increase internal, permanent and general attributions for positive events and decrease those attributions for negative events.

Discussion: Cognitive reconstructive education increase students’ academic performance.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2010/07/9 | Accepted: 2010/08/19 | Published: 2010/10/1

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