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Introduction: The present study aims at studying the effect of the Mindfulness-based Group Therapy in comparison to Study Skills Training on the reduction of Test Anxiety and Trait Anxiety.
Method: 20 students suffering from test-anxiety participated voluntarily and were assigned randomly into an experimental group (Mindfulness) and a control group (SST), (10 participants in each group). The Test Anxiety Inventory (TAI) and The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) were performed as pre-tests for both groups. After 5-sessions treatment (5 weeks, each session being 2 hours) for each group, in order to measure the dependent variables (test-anxiety and trait-anxiety inventories), (TAI) and (STAI) were repeated as post-tests for both groups.
Results: The results of analysis of covariance indicate that mindfulness-based group therapy in comparison to study-skills training has more effect on reduction of test anxiety and trait-anxiety in students.
Conclusion: According to the results, group therapy based on mindfulness has a significant effect for reducing of test anxiety and trait- anxiety of students.