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Vesali Mahmoud R, Ahadi H, Kajbaf M B, Neshatdoost H T. The Effect of Mindfulness-based Intervention with Children on Test Anxiety. MEJDS. 2017; 7 :46-46
URL: http://jdisabilstud.ir/article-1-650-en.html
1- Islamic Azad University Khorasgan (Isfahan) Branch. Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
2- University of Azad, Science and Research branch
3- University of Isfahan
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Objective: In recent years, the use of mindfulness-based interventions has been gaining momentum in various psycho-educational and therapeutic investigations for adults and adolescents. The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of Mindfulness-based Intervention with children on text anxiety among Iranian school-aged children.
Methods: This is a two group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study. The population of this study was Iranian elementary students aged 5 to 12. Convenience sampling was used to recruit 234 participants. The participants were randomly assigned to control (n=117) and intervention (n=117) groups. The intervention group received 9 weeks (8 sessions) of mindfulness-based educational-intervention, with each session lasting for 45-75min. The control group did not receive this type of training. The research instrument was Test Anxiety Inventory (TAI). ANCOVA procedures were used to analyze the data.
Results: The results indicated a significant decrease in children’s test anxiety in the intervention group (F=10.645, p<0.001).
Conclusion: The mindfulness-based intervention with children could be used as a psycho-educational method to decrease test anxiety in Iranian children.

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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2016/04/8 | Accepted: 2016/08/16

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