Effectiveness of Mindfulness on ‎Test ‎Anxiety and ‎Educational Well-‎being ‎in ‎Secondary School Female ‎Students

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Department Of Psychology, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran

10.30491/ijbs.2020.208763.1166

Abstract

Abstract

Introduction: The present study was aimed to assess the effectiveness of mindfulness on ‎test ‎anxiety and ‎educational ‎well-‎being ‎in ‎secondary ‎school female ‎students.
Method: The study has been conducted based on ‎a semi-experimental design of pretest-posttest type ‎with a control group and a follow up stage. Forty students were selected based on a purposive sampling method and were assigned to two groups: (control and experimental groups, Each containing 20 individuals) based on a simple randomized method One of the experimental group received mindfulness training for a period of 10 sessions, each lasting for 45 minutes (twice a week). Data analysis was conducted using Multivariate Covariance Analysis (MANCOVA) and ANCOVA’s single-variable analysis method‏ ‏using SPSS software.
Results: The results of MANCOVA showed a positive and significant effect of mindfulness training on test anxiety and academic well-being ‎(p <0.01). Also, the results of treatment in the follow-up test were stable after one and a half months‎ (p <0.01). ‎
Conclusion: ‎ According to the findings of this study it can be stated that‎ mindfulness training can help reduce test anxiety and improve academic well-being.

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