The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of classroom-based social skills training on communication skills of high school students.
The target skill was gConfirmative response.h The subjects of this investigation were 3 experimental classes and 3 control classes. These were selected from 431 high school studentsi243 male and 188 female studentsjbased on the results of the pre-test.
gCommunication skills with classmates scaleh was used in this study. The experimental classes participated in gConfirmation skillh training facilitated by each homeroom teacher for about 20 minutes. The training was continued 4`8 times. The control classes participated in the normal homeroom.
After the training the score of gCommunication skills with classmates scaleh increased. The results showed that gConfirmation skillh training was effective to enhance the level of trained students.
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