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Title: DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTIVENESS OF SYSTEMATIC DESENSITIZATION AND RATIONAL EMOTIVE THERAPY IN THE REDUCTION OF TEST ANXIETY
Authors: EGBOCHUKU, ELIZABETH O.
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Nigerian Journal of Development Issues.
Series/Report no.: .2(2);38-50.
Abstract: This study was designed to investigate the differential effectiveness of Systematic Desensitisation (SD) and Rational Emotive Therapy (RET) in the reduction of test anxiety. An experimental design was used tocompare post-test scores of the treatment groups with those of anattention placebo group. A total of 86 SeniorSecondary class one (SSI) students were involved in the analysis. The subjects were categorized into 'high' and 'very high' test anxious. A 2-way Analysis of Covariance, using pre-test scores as co-variates was carried out to determine the treatment and interaction effects. Four null hypotheses were tested at 5% alpha level, yielding the following results: The two treatment methods were more effective than the control in reducing test anxiety. The RET was more effective than SD in reducing test anxiety. The RET and SD proved equally effective in reducing test anxiety and cognitive interference. The implementation of these results will promote better self-confidence, self-esteem and improvement in educational outcome
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/965
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