Effectivenes of Psychological Capital and Meta-Cognitive Beilefs Training on Sense of Coherence the Women

Document Type : Original Article


1 Educational Psychology Department, Educational Sciences & Psychology Faculty, Shiraz University, Shiraz. Iran

2 Department of Psychology and Counselling, Farhangian University, Tehran, Iran


The purpose of the present study was to investigating the effectiveness of psychological capital training and metacognitive beliefs on sense of coherence. The research method was quasi-experimental with post-test design with two experimental groups and one control group. Participants in the study were 60 married rural women in Dehaghan who were randomly assigned to the psychological capital training group and 20 to the metacognitive beliefs training group. At the end, all three groups completed the questionnaire sense of coherence (Antonosky, 1987). The validity and reliability of research tool for use in Iranian culture have been satisfactory. The results of one-variable analysis of variance (ANOVA) showed that both psychological capital training and metacognitive training had a significant effect on the sense of coherence. The results also showed that psychological capital training compared to metacognitive training had more effect on women's level of sense of coherence. Therefore, psychological capital training and metacognitive belief training or a combination of these two methods can be used to increase women's sense of coherence.


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 29 January 2024
  • Receive Date: 08 June 2023
  • Revise Date: 07 December 2023
  • Accept Date: 02 January 2024