MINDFULNESS TRAINING TO REDUCE EXAM ANXIETY IN ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
Joice Kartika Sari
Pelangi Hati Child Development Center
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1518-8053
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Keywords

anxiety
children’s anxiety
exam’s pressure
mindfulness training

How to Cite

Sari, J. (2019). MINDFULNESS TRAINING TO REDUCE EXAM ANXIETY IN ELEMENTARY STUDENTS. PSYCHOLOGICAL JOURNAL, 5(11), 9-21. https://doi.org/10.31108/1.2019.5.11.1

Abstract

Nowadays, anxiety problem is facing not merely by adults. Children are also faced with situations when anxiety appears. As for students, exams are considered as one of such situations that cause anxiety. Regarding to the problem, this research focuses on anxiety experienced by students from the fourth and fifth forms of elementary school. The mindfulness training was used with the purpose to know how helpful this approach for controlling over anxiety experienced by the students from the fourth and fifth forms of elementary school. This study showed that the mindfulness training can reduce the level of exam anxiety in the experimental group better in comparison with the control group. It is seen through the paired t-test results with the significance level of 0.000, which is smaller than the significance standard of 0.05. The independent t-test for the pre-test results obtained at the experimental and control groups showed the significant levels of 0.488 and 0.482, which bigger than the significance standard. Hence, the mindfulness training can be used as an alternative way, in which someone’s attention is pulled to the present moment to break the maladaptive anxiety chain.

 

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