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The Effectiveness of Emotion Regulation Training on Emotion Regulation Strategies and Social Competence of Adolescents with High Risk Behaviours

Seyed Mahmoud Tabatabaei*

Aim:The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of emotion regulation training on emotion regulation strategies and social competence of adolescents with high risk behaviors.

Materials and Methods: The method of the present study the experimental design was semi-experimental. The statistical population of this study will be all high school adolescents in Babolsar city in the academic year of 2018. Sampling was done in two stages: A: 600 students were randomly selected from all students and a high-risk behaviors questionnaire of Iranian adolescents was administered to them. B: We selected 90 subjects who scored high on the Iranian adolescent high-risk behaviors questionnaire and then randomly selected 36 of them and were randomly assigned into two experimental and control groups. Data were collected using the Emotional Regulation Strategies Questionnaire, Social Competence Questionnaire, and Iranian Adolescent Risk Behaviors Questionnaire. Multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA) was used for data analysis. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS-23 software and Significance level of 0/05 was selected for this study.

Result: the results showed that emotion regulation training improves social competence and emotion regulation strategies in adolescents with high risk behaviors.

Conclusion: Therefore, it can be concluded that emotion regulation training can correct deficits in adolescents' emotional processing of high-risk behaviors, which in turn will modulate aggressive behaviors in adolescents and ultimately create a sense of social competence.