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The aim of this research was to review the effects of relaxation training to increase self-esteem in the University’s graduate students of Khomein University in psychology and counselling. This study was quasi-experimental with pre-test and post-test. Population of the study consisted of all male and female students of psychology and counselling and statistical sample consisted of 16 students (eight male and eight female) that were selected by voluntary sampling, and each of them were asked to subjectively rate their self-esteem in the field of relaxation which is scored from 0 to 100. The data were analysed using univariate analysis of covariance after the training sessions. The findings supported the effectiveness of relaxation training to increase self-esteem. So that relaxation training is to increase self-esteem in the students. In line with this, necessary actions were done about using this therapy method for improving the self-esteem in the students.
Keywords: Training, relaxation training, self-esteem
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