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Aim: This study was aimed to effctiveness of social behaviors training on self-esteem and social skills of adolescents with intellectual disability in Mazandaran province.
Methods: In this semi-experimental study with pretest and posttest design with control group, were selected fourty girls adolescents with intellectual disablity of 14-18 years old through multi–stage cluster sampling method. Subjects allocated randomly to two groups (experimental and control) and each group consist of 20 individuals. Experimental group attended in social behaviors training in the 8 sessions lasting for 90 minutes, but control group did not. All the participants were assessed through Cooper Smith’s self-esteem and Matson’s social skills scales. Data were analyzed by MANCOVA test.
Results: there was a significantly increase in the mean scores of self-esteem and subscales (self-esteem of self, social, familly & academic) and also social skills and subscales (appropreate social skills, asocial behaviors, impulsive & aggression, superiority & high self-confident and relation with peers) in adolescents with intellectual disability in experimental and control groups in the post interventional stage (P<0.0005).
Conclusion: The results indicated that social behaviors training program lead to improve self-esteem, social skills and their subscules on adolescents with intellectual disability.