Educating to Say ‘no’ to Reject High-Risk Suggestions Through Roleplaying Model Among Middle School Students

Fatemeh Shabani1, Mohtasham Ghafari2, Zahra Boroumandfar3, *
1 Department of Midwifery, Medical School, Instructor, University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.
2 Occupational Hazards Control Research Center, School Of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3 Midwifery & Reproductive Health Department, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

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As the adolescents lack necessary social and communicational skills, the present study aimed to educate to say ‘no’ to reject high-risk suggestions through the use of role play model.


In a field trial, 145 female students using randomized sampling were selected in Arak. The checklist made for saying ‘no’ was completed before, immediately and two months after the intervention for students. The study was conducted based on the skill of saying ‘no’ through role-play training method. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistical tests through SPSS.


The mean scores of skills of saying ‘no’ to reject high risk suggestions showed a significant difference among the subjects before, immediately and two months after intervention (respectively p=0.000, p=0.009)


The results indicate that the educational interventions of preventive behaviors are necessary for students to improve their skill of saying ‘no’.

Keywords: Education, Role playing, Saying no skill, Student, Adolescence, high-risk suggestions.