Self-directed skills enhancement through cognitive skills training

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Counseling, Quchan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Quchan, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, Bojnourd University, Bojnourd, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive-skills training to enhance self-directed skills in first grade female students of secondary high school of Shirvan city.
Materials and method: By employing a quasi-experimental method, a total of 40 students were randomly selected and divided in two control and experimental group (20 each group). Fisher’s self-directed questionnaire (2001) was employed for the assessment of self-directed skills.  After pretest cognitive skill training was performed for 16 sessions for experimental group.
Results: The results of ANCOVA revealed that cognitive skill training can increase self-directed skills of experimental group and make a significant difference between two groups I holding self-directed skills.
Conclusion:cognitive skill training enhance students' interest in academic study and help them learn the academic skills perfectly and appropriately employee self-directed skills in academic setting.

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