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Foroughipour H, Goodarzi K. The Effect of Educational Games on Internal and External Behavioral Disorders of Preschool Girls . yafte 2018; 19 (5) :27-33
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,Department of Physical Education, Boroujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Boroujerd, Iran
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Background: Behavioral disorders in preschool children causes a lot of problems. They mainly use medical treatment to solve this problem. But this research looks for a non-pharmacological alternative through the educational games.
Materials and Methods: Data were gathered through randomized controlled trial method by using unequal control group design with pre-post test plan. The sample included 46 six years old girls. They were slected  from a kindergarten in Boroujerd city, and through the creation of a random sequence divided to two groups, 24 as experimental and 22 as control groups. The instrument was (PKBS) observation form in behavior disorders status.Data were analyzed by  independent and dependent T tests .
Results: The results showed that there is a significant difference between the mean of the pre-test and post-test in internal (p0.0001) and external behavioral disorders (p0.0001) of preschool girls. Independent T test showed that there is significant difference between post-test of internal (p0.05) and external (p0.01) behavioral disorders of experimental and control groups to benefit of experimental group. There is no significant difference between pre-test and post-test of internal (p0.69) and external (p0.23) behavioral disorders in the control group.
Conclusion: According to the results the educational games showed significant effect on the improvement of behavioral disorder of preschool girls, therefore, it is approprate to apply the games as a non-pharmacological program in the relevant centers for children with behavioral disorders.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2016/10/9 | Accepted: 2017/05/9 | Published: 2018/02/17

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