Jordanian Educational Journal


This study aimed at revealing the efficacy of a program based on Goleman's theory of emotional intelligence in improving self-assertiveness skills and self-efficacy among students with behavior disorders. The researchers followed the semi-experimental approach through this study using the self- assertiveness and self -efficacy scale and a training program. The sample of the study consists of (30) individuals from eighth, ninth and tenth-grade students. The students were selected based on non-probability sampling method and distributed in two equal experimental and control groups. The results of the study showed that there were differences in two domains: social interaction, trust, and independence according to self-assertiveness skills scale for the students with behavior disorders. This was attributed to the trianing program in favor of the experimental group where there were no differences in the defense of rights domain. The results also indicated that their differences in all domains of self- efficacy scale and are attributed to the training program in favor of the experimental group. In the light of the findings of the study, it has resulted in several recommendations, the most important: provide training programs to raise the level of self-assertiveness skills and self-efficacy, in addition to motivating and supporting students including the psychological aspects by educational counselors in schools.

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