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J Child Ment Health 2015, 1(1): 9-17 Back to browse issues page
Efficacy of Problem-Solving Skill Training in the Treatment of Test Anxiety of students
Mahboobe Taher , Asghar Norouzi, Fatemeh Taghizadeh Romi
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Shahrood Branch
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Background and purpose: Present study aimed to investigate the efficacy of problem-solving skill training on the reduction of test anxiety in female students.

Method: Current research was an experimental study with pretest-posttest control group design. The sample consisted of 40 female students in Babol’s elementary schools that were selected using random cluster sampling method and were randomly assigned to experimental (N= 20) and control (N= 20) groups. Participants completed the Inventory of Test Anxiety (Abolghasemi, 1999). The experimental group received an eight-week training program (that consisted of one-hour sessions) on problem-solving skills, while the control group received no training program.

Results: The results of one-way ANCOVA showed that problem-solving skill training can significantly reduce students’ test anxiety (p < .001).

Conclusion: Problem-solving skill training is an immediate, efficient, and harmless strategy that can empower students to deal with test anxiety through enhancing their cognitive ability.

Keywords: Problem-solving skill training, test anxiety, students
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/09/28 | Accepted: 2014/11/27 | Published: 2015/02/3
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Taher M, Norouzi A, Taghizadeh Romi F. Efficacy of Problem-Solving Skill Training in the Treatment of Test Anxiety of students. J Child Ment Health. 2015; 1 (1) :9-17
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فصلنامه سلامت روان کودک Quarterly Journal of Child Mental Health
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