International Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies

Volume 13 - Issue 1 (6) | PP: 87 - 102 Language : العربية
DOI : https://doi.org/10.31559/EPS2024.13.1.6
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Stressful Life Events and their Relationship to Positive Thinking among Educational Counselors in the Southern Governorates of Palestine

Ashraf Fouad Saleh
Received Date Revised Date Accepted Date Publication Date
20/7/2023 12/8/2023 25/9/2023 28/2/2024
Abstract
Objectives: The descriptive correlational study aimed to identify the level of stressful life events and their relationship to positive thinking among educational counselors in the southern governorates of Palestine, identify the relationship between stressful life events and positive thinking among educational counselors in the southern governorates of Palestine, and reveal statistically significant differences between the average counselors' scores on the stressful life events scale and the positive thinking scale according to the variable (gender - number of years of service). Methods: The researcher employed the descriptive correlational method, which is used to explore the degree of relationship between two or more variables, and followed the steps of the scientific method in general. The study sample consisted of (198) Male and female educational counselors in the southern governorates of Palestine responded to a scale of stressful life events and positive thinking. Results: It was found that the level of stressful life events received a relative weight with an average rating of (74.95%) while the level of positive thinking received a relative weight of (77.25%) to a great extent. The study showed that there is a statistically significant negative correlation between stressful life events and positive thinking among educational counselors, and there are no statistically significant differences in the level of positive thinking. Two measures of stressful life events and positive thinking were according to the variables of gender and years of service. Conclusions: In light of the proposed vision, the researcher formulated several recommendations, including continuing to provide courses that enhance the professional competence of educational counselors. Additionally, raising awareness among female educational counselors about the importance of adopting positive thinking as it contributes significantly to improving their mental health among other recommendations.


How To Cite This Article
Saleh , A. F. (2024). Stressful Life Events and their Relationship to Positive Thinking among Educational Counselors in the Southern Governorates of Palestine. International Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies, 13 (1), 87-102, https://doi.org/10.31559/EPS2024.13.1.6

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