Ali Akbar Sharifi and Roghayeh Davari
Abstract: This study was performed with the aim of comparing the life skills of male and female students of village and city in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province. The research method is survey. The statistical population of the study included all high school students in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province among whom 704 students were selected by quota multi stage sampling. The research method was a researcher-made life skills questionnaire and its reliability coefficient was calculated more than 0/88. The study results showed that male and female students have a significant difference in the scales of problem solving, coping with stress, coping with emotion and empathy, the mean score of male students is more than the mean score of female students in three scales of problem solving, coping with stress, and coping with emotion but the mean score of female students is more than the score of male students in terms of empathy. The results of T-test showed that the students of city gained higher scores in all scales of life skills. In other words, the students who study in urban areas have more awareness of social skills than the students of rural areas.
Keywords: Life skills, student, high school period
Volume 1, Issue 1, 2014