Document Type : Original Article
Department Of Psychology, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran
Department of Psychology, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran
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.