ERIC Number: ED379312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Group Reduction of Test Anxiety: Does It Really Work?
Ross, David B.
This article summarizes the performance of 52 college students who completed a one-credit class for the reduction of test anxiety. The anxiety reduction program uses a variety of study skills and behavioral strategies to improve school performance. The 8-to-10 week class is taught in small groups of from 2 to 6 students. Content focuses on: (1) understanding anxiety; (2) effective time management; (3) managing the moment of crisis; (4) active reading and memory; (5) healthy living habits; (6) test-taking strategies; and (7) rational thinking. Participants demonstrated slightly higher grade averages and improved course completion. Personal comments from the students suggested that some of them had experienced great changes in attitude toward school and life in general. (Contains 6 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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