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 Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran ‎

10.30491/ijbs.2020.208763.1166

Abstract

Introduction: The present study was aimed to assess 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 -‎ post test type ‎with control group and follow up stage. Forty students were selected based on a ‎purposive sampling method and assigned to two groups: the control group 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 and‏ ‏using SPSS ‎software.‎
Results: The results of multivariate analysis of covariance 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: ‎Mindfulness training can help reduce test anxiety and improve academic well-‎being.‎

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