Survey on the effect of assertive therapy on the amount of educational anxiety in students - Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Volume 12, Number 37 (Dec 2002)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2002, 12(37): 39-46 | Back to browse issues page


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Mahmoodi Âlami G, Jannati Y, Shoroofi S, Haydari Gorgi M, Jafari H. Survey on the effect of assertive therapy on the amount of educational anxiety in students . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2002; 12 (37) :39-46
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Background and purpose: Ëducational anxiety leads to disorder in educational performance, damaging intelligence and learning capacity, lessening abstract thinking and talent. By causing economical crisis, leads to educational anxiety and bad effects on individuals, families and society. Different medicinal and non-medicinal treatment methods are proposed to cure anxiety. Ône of the non-medicinal treatments is assertive therapy. Because of contradictory results from the previous studies on assertive therapy, this study was designed and performed.
Materials and methods: Ïn a field study with control group, considering the given list of anxious students from Qaemshar township counseling committee of educational organization using questionnair consisting questions about the educational anxiety. 60 anxious students studying at Qaemshar township schools, after homogenization were selected randomly and divided in two case and control groups. Çase group was under assertive therapy for 90 minutes per week, while control group did not receive any treatment. Six weeks after study, their educational anxiety was evaluated.
Results : Ïndependent t-test result indicated that the educational anxiety in case and control group had significant difference at the beginning and 6 weeks after the Study (t=8.35, p=0.000) it also showed that the decrease of anxiety in case and control groups had significant difference 6 weeks after assertive therapy.
Çonclusion: Ëducational anxiety has damaging effects on educational, social and occupational performance of the students. This study indicated that 70% of the case and control groups suffered severe anxiety at the beginning of study, therefore, application of assertive therapy is proposed to be used as a non-medicinal treatment procedure for decreasing the students’ anxiety.
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