ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BOOK CO-READING PROCESS ON THE FEMALE STUDENTS' ASSERTIVENESS
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The general objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the book co-reading process, which
is really close to Bibliotherapy method on the assertiveness of female junior high school students. The
statistical population consisted of 971 students participating in the book co-reading marathon project of the
2016-2017 academic year in the city of Tehran, of which 50 students (25 people for the experimental group
and 25 for the control group) were selected via the convenience sampling as the research sample. This
applied study included a pre-test and a post-test, along with an assessment in the follow-up stage using an
experimental and control group. Data were collected and analyzed using Gambrill and Richey Assertion
Inventory and applying statistical methods, e.g., single-factor analysis of covariance and repeated
measurements variance analysis. The results of the research indicated that the book co-reading process had
an effect on the ninth-grade female students in the junior high school course and also these changes were
found to be stable after one month.
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