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1- Department of Counseling, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran , sodani_m@scu.ac.ir
2- Department of Counseling, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
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Job stress develops from interactions, job tasks, and heightened stressors and lead to burnout, increasing absenteeism, health problems, and turnover. Individuals who are high in trait mindfulness are less stressed at work, better adjusted, and healthier. Therefore, the present study was conducted with the aim of determining the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction training on Job stress and Assertiveness among employed women. This study was a experimental study with a pretest and posttest design with a control group. The research population was the employed women in Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz in 2022, out of which 30 people were selected by voluntary sampling method and randomly placed into two equal groups. The experimental group was trained 8 sessions of 90 minutes (one sessions per week) with mindfulness-based stress reduction method, and the control group was placed on the waiting list for training. Data were collected by Parker and Davis job stress questionnaire, Gambrill and Richey assertiveness Scale, and analyzed by multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA). Finding showed a significant difference between performance of both experimental and control groups in the scores of Job stress and Assertiveness in post-test stages (p < 0/001). Based on the findings of this study, it can be concluded that training program of mindfulness-based stress reduction is effective in reduce Job stress and increasing Assertiveness among employed women. Regarding the effectiveness of training, implementation of such educational programs by Managers of organizations and other family therapists is recommended.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2023/05/4 | Accepted: 2023/07/23 | Published: 2023/07/23

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