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Asadi Arjanaki Z, Alimoradi M, Naseri M. The Effectiveness of Lobomirsky Happiness Training on Happiness, Life Expectancy and General Health of Female Students . hrjbaq. 2018; 3 (3) :139-146
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Department of Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Research Branch, Tehran, Iran. , (Mahjoobehalimoradi@yahoo.com)
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Introduction: So far, researchers have paid a great deal of attention to happiness, life expectancy and general health and the factors that affect it. With all of these, there are very few studies about happiness among students. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Lyubomirskychr('39')s happiness on the happiness, life expectancy and general health of female students.
Materials and Methods: The research method was semi-experimental with pretest-posttest design with control group. The statistical population consisted of all dormitory students of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences who were studying in the academic year 1396-1395. After screening the students, 30 of them were selected through targeted sampling and randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups. The research instrument was Oxford Happiness Questionnaire, Miller Life Expectancy Test, and Goldberg General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). For analyzing the data at the descriptive level, the mean and standard deviation and the inferential level of multivariate covariance analysis were used in SPSS 23 software.  
Results: The results showed that the mean scores of pre-test and post-test variables in the experimental group were 41.33, 45.67 in happiness, 12.33, 13.33 in life expectancy and 19.47, 24.27 in general health. The analysis of covariance showed that Lyubomirskychr('39')s happiness education was effective on happiness, life expectancy and general health of dormitory students (P=0.001). Also, the effect of this training on happiness was 0.35, on hopeful 0.78 and on general health 0.56.
Conclusion: Considering the influence of Lyubomirskychr('39')s educational method of happiness training, the organization of educational workshops based on the Lyubomirskychr('39')s method is recommended in the student dormitory consultation centers at medical universities.

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Received: 2018/03/3 | Revised: 2018/11/7 | Accepted: 2018/06/28 | ePublished ahead of print: 2018/08/6 | Published: 2018/10/15

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