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Barzin Manesh H, Ahmadi Tahhur Soltani 2 M, Rezaie A. The Effect of Life Skills Training on Mental Health and Locus of Control in Hamadan Police Special Unit Staff in 2015 . J Police Med. 2017; 5 (4) :239-250
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1- MSc Student, Psychology, Azad Islamic University, Hamadan, Iran.
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- The Candidate of PhD in Assessment and Measurement, Allame Tabatabaie University, Tehran, Iran.
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Background: In order to achieve development and progress in various aspects of life, human should have the ability to deal with difficult situations. Thus, life skills and applying them to achieve growth and perfection can resolve many problems, frustrations, and abnormalities, and bring a joyful, progressive, useful and constructive life, instead.

Materials and Methods: The present study examines the effect of life skills training on mental health and locus of control in Hamadan Police Special Uni Staff. This study aimed to investigate the effect of life skills training on mental health and locus of control used pre- and post-test design with a control group. For this purpose, the highest  30 scores of 140 Staff of Hamadan Police Special Unit from pre-test (General Health Questionnaire and Inventory control source), were selected, and were randomly  divided into two experimental and control groups, each group consisted in 15 people.

Results: The results showed that life skills training effected significantly on people’s mental health and locus of control. According to the final assessment of the course, the majority of participants considered life skills useful and necessary for all people. Scale of A, B and D and the total score were significant at 99% confidence level and scale C was not significant.

Conclusion: The findings suggest that life skills among police personnel be trained and strengthened.

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Received: 2016/11/5 | Accepted: 2016/11/5 | Published: 2016/11/5

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