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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-13

An assessment of the lyubomirsky happiness teaching effectiveness in increasing happiness and life satisfaction in individuals attending Isfahan counseling centers


1 M.A in Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan, Iran
2 Faculty Member, Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan, Iran
3 Faculty Member, Isfahan University, Esfahan, Isfahan, Iran
4 M.A Psychology Student, Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
T Hajimirzalian
M.A in Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Khorasghan, Esfahan, Isfahan
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2395-2555.161415

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Aim: In today's turbulent world of anxiety, relaxation and comfort is a blessing to all those who desire it. In fact, one of the basic human needs, joy and exhilaration, is to achieve an emotional balance and self and to lead a healthy and vibrant life in society. It brings joy to life and contributes to vitality and mental health and enhancement. A happy man can succeed steep steps over and have a constructive role in society. Research evidence suggests that people tend to have joy in life and satisfaction with life in general as age increases. The present study aims to investigate and compare the effectiveness of Lyubomirsky method in increasing the degree of happiness and life satisfaction among individuals attending Isfahan counseling centers. Materials and Methods: The study is semi-experimental in nature, with control and experimental groups that were given a pre-test and a post-test. The statistical population of the study was 50 individuals who were chosen using a simple random sampling method and put into groups of 25 each. Later, five happiness sessions were held for each experimental group. Data collection was done through three questionnaires, namely demographic information, Oxford and life satisfaction questionnaires. Results: The results of the co-variance analysis indicated that the degree of happiness and life satisfaction seemed to have an increase in experimental groups in comparison to that of control groups.


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