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Test Anxiety and Relaxation Training in Third-Grade Students
Eastern Education Journal (2010)
  • Heidi A. Larson, Eastern Illinois University
  • Angela Yoder, Eastern Illinois University
  • Colleen Johnson, Eastern Illinois University
  • Mera El Ramahi, Eastern Illinois University
  • Jiwon Sung, Eastern Illinois University
  • Fred Washburn, Eastern Illinois University

As testing becomes an achievement marker for elementary school children, test anxiety would naturally follow for these children. This study looks at test anxiety in third grade students, as well as relaxation training as a treatment modality to deal with that anxiety. One hundred and four third grade students participated in this study. Those students that received relaxation training experienced less test anxiety after the treatment. Students in the control group showed no changes in test anxiety. The use of relaxation training among third grade students may be a beneficial method for teachers to reduce anxiety in their students.

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Heidi A. Larson, Angela Yoder, Colleen Johnson, Mera El Ramahi, et al.. "Test Anxiety and Relaxation Training in Third-Grade Students" Eastern Education Journal Vol. 39 Iss. 1 (2010)
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