The Effect of Test Anxiety Psychoeducation Program on Test Anxiety and Irrational Beliefs
This study aims to examine the effect of test anxiety psychoeducation program on test anxiety and irrational beliefs. In the study, a semi-experimental pattern with pretest and posttest control group was used, and 13 subjects were included in the experimental group, and in the control group who are 8th graders. In the data collection, the Test Anxiety Inventory and the Irrational Beliefs Scale were adopted. Ten weeks of test anxiety education was applied to the experimental group. No application was made with the control group. Mann-Whitney U test were used in independent groups in the analysis of the data gathered from 8th grade students. Research findings showed that test anxiety education has a significant effect on the reduction of test anxiety and irrational belief scores of students in the experimental group. Based on research findings interpretations were made and suggestions on application and research were developed. Based on the findings of the research, the students who experienced the test anxiety intensely were identified and the implementation of the psychoeducation program to cope with the test anxiety was recommended to guidance teachers.
SourceTURKISH EDUCATION ASSOC
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