The Mediating Effect of Metacognition Learning on Mental Health of Veterans in Golestan Province, Iran

MSc, Department of Health Psychology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

MSc in General Psychology, Isfahan, Iran

MSc, Department of Psychology, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran


Abstract

Background: The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the impact of metacognition learning on the mental health of veterans of Golestan Province, Iran.

Methods: The present study was an applied, semi-experimental study with a pretest-posttest design and a control group. The statistical population consists of all veterans of Golestan Province. From among this population, a sample of 200 people was selected through convenience ‎sampling method. From among this sample, 100 people were selected as the experimental group and 100 people were selected as the control group. Both groups underwent the pretest and posttest. The members of the experimental group in each city were subjected to 6 sessions of metacognition training workshops lasting 2 hours in 10 cities of Golestan Province.

Results: The data analysis using independent group t-test showed that metacognition learning led to the reduction of disorders related to the four subscales of mental health which led to increased level of general health.

Conclusion: It can be concluded that metacognition learning led to an increase in the level of general health of the participants.

Keywords


  • Meta-Cognition, Learning
  • Mental Health

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22122/ijbmc.v6i2.166