A Study on the Effect of Self-Review Method on Women's Happiness

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

MSc Student, Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Background: The present study was conducted with the aim to investigate the effectiveness of self-review technique on women’s happiness.

Methods: This experimental study was conducted with a pre-test and post-test and a control group. The Oxford Happiness Inventory (OHI) was used to measure the dependent variable. In order to implement the research project, 22 individuals were randomly assigned to the control and experimental groups in the pre-test phase based on acquisition of the lowest happiness scores. The 8-session self-review single intervention was presented to the experimental group. Repeated measures ANOVA was used in order to analyze the data.

Results: The research findings indicated that the rate of happiness of individuals in the experimental group had significantly increased in the post-test and even follow-up stages (P < 0.01).

Conclusion: In conclusion, the self-review method can be considered as a positive activity-based intervention.


  • Self-assessment
  • Positive activity-based interventions
  • Happiness

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