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Ahmadi S, Golibagh M, Ahmadi M S, Falahatimarvast L. (2023). Enhancing Academic Engagement and Academic Adjustment among Elementary Students Using Group Reality Therapy. Iranian Evolutionary and Educational Psychology. 5(3), 16-28. doi:10.52547/ieepj.5.3.16
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1- MA student in Curriculum Studies, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran
2- MA in Positive Psychology, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, E-Campus, Tehran, Iran
3- Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Educational Sciences, Farhangian University, Tehran, Iran
4- MA in General Psychology, Imam Javad University, Yazd, Iran
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The current study aimed to assess the impact of group reality therapy on the academic engagement and academic adjustment in elementary school students. This investigation followed a semi-experimental design with pre-test and post-test assessments, including a control group. The study population encompassed all male sixth-grade students in Zone One of Zanjan (Iran) in 2022. Thirty students were chosen through convenience sampling and randomly assigned to two groups, each consisting of 15 participants. Data collection involved the Academic Engagement Questionnaire (Fredricks et al., 2004) and the School Adjustment Scale (Sinha and Singh, 1993). Initially, both groups underwent pre-tests, after which the experimental group received group reality therapy sessions based on Glasser's (2001) model, spanning eight sessions of 90 minutes each. Conversely, no intervention was administered to the control group. Subsequently, post-tests were conducted for both groups. The hypotheses were analyzed using one-way and multivariate analysis of covariance. The results demonstrated a significant increase in the mean scores of academic engagement (F = 523.6, p < 0.001) and academic adjustment (F = 844.9, p < 0.001) within the experimental group compared to the control group, after controlling for pre-test scores. These findings furnish compelling evidence supporting the effectiveness of group reality therapy-based education in enhancing motivational aspects such as academic engagement and academic adjustment among elementary school students. As a result, it is advisable for school counselors to implement this intervention to promote motivational and emotional constructs in students.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Educational Psychology
Received: 2021/07/31 | Accepted: 2021/09/18 | Published: 2023/09/1

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