عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Emo Galaxy computer game on social skills of children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). This research was a quasi -experimental study with pre-test, post-test and a control group design. The statistical population included all female elementary school students with ODD who were referred to counseling centers in Tehran City in the academic year of 2018-2019. 24 female students with ODD were selected using available sampling method based on the criterion of Child Symptom Inventory (CSI-4) and DSM-5 Checklist, then 12 of them were randomly assigned to the experiment group and 12 others were assigned to the control group. Social Skills Rating Scale (Gresham & Elliott, 1990) was used to assess their social skills. The experiment group received Emo-Galaxy Computer Game intervention in 12 sessions of 30 minutes during the one-and-a-half months, while the control group waited in the waiting list. At the end, both groups were re-assessed. Data were analyzed using Multivariable Covariance Analysis (MANCOVA).The findings showed that there were significant differences (p<0.05) between the experiment and the control group in all subscales of social skills (cooperation: 0.313, assertiveness: 0.302, and self-control: 0.258). Using this computer game on emotion recognition and regulation was effective for improving social skills in children with ODD.