International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Study of Efficacy of Cognitive Therapy Basis on Positive Psychology on Subjective Well- Being
Zahra padash, Sedigheh Rezaei Dehnavi, Saeideh botlani

The purpose of this research is to study the effectiveness of Michael Firsch’s new method containing cognitive therapy and positive psychology on subjective well- being. The method was semi- experimental with pretest, post test and control group. The population were 40 referees who were selected by voluntarily sampling and set in two groups of experimental and control by random. The experimental group had been trained Firsch’s education in cognitive therapy and positive psychology in 8 sessions (each 120 minutes) but the control group did not. At last both groups had post test. It is used Oxford happiness questionnaire. The T- test showed there is a significant difference between subjective well- being scores between two groups in post test (P<0.001). This means that cognitive therapy and positive psychology is effective on subjective well- being.

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