The Effectiveness of Positive Psychology on Improving the Happiness of Women Heading the Family

Aliakbar Nakhaei Shahmahmoud


The present study was conducted as a quasi-experimental research with pre-test and post-test with unequal experimental and control groups to evaluate the effectiveness of positivistic psychology on improving happiness among the women who were heads of the family. The statistical population of the present study consisted of all women heading the family whose specifications had been recorded in Birjand Social Welfare Organization and Birjand Imam Khomeini (RA) Relief Committee, and were the heads of the families resulted from divorce that among them 30 people were selected through convenience sampling method and assigned to experimental group (n=15) and control group (n=15). In order to measure happiness, Oxford Happiness Questionnaire was used. Also, to study the effectiveness of positivistic psychology, intervention method was used so that the experimental group received ten 90-minute sessions of training over a period of three months. To analyze data, covariance analysis and multivariate analysis of covariance were used. The results showed that the positivistic psychology effects on increasing of happiness of mother-child among female-headed families.

Keywords: Positivistic psychology, Happiness, Women heading the family.

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