Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral intervention training in decreasing the Students test anxiety and Shyness

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lorestan university


The current study is done with the purpose of studying the effectiveness behavioral-cognitive intervention training in decreasing the Students test anxiety and shyness. The present study was a qasi-experimental method with pre-test/post test with a controlled group. Statistical population included first grade high school students of Khorramabad city who were studying in the educational year 95-96. sample of this study was composed of 30 students who were selected with multi-stage random sampling method, and were placed in two experimental groups and control groups(each consisted of 15 persons). Research tools included test anxiety questionnaire (TAQ) Sarason (1960) and shyness questionnaire (SQ) Cheek & Buss (1983). Data using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (multivariate analysis of covariance) were analyzed. Research results show that education cognitive-behavioral intervention training decreases Test anxiety and Shyness in the students (F-72/63, P<0/001). So cognitive-behavioral intervention due to the decrease in students a passion Test anxiety and Shyness and holding periods is one of the necessities of research in this area is recommended.


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