Study Of The Effectiveness Of Music Therapy On Student’s Test AnxietyRozita Sharafati,Azam Ismaili,Safoureh Mir Mahmoudi,Razieh Ahmadpour Khorami,Hossein Gholami Basir.
Background and Aim: Exam anxiety is one of the most common problems that learners face during their studies and affects their academic performance. Over the past decades, a variety of treatments have been used by researchers to reduce test anxiety; Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of music therapy on test anxiety in students aged of 18-12 years in Tehran.
Methods: The present study is applied in terms of purpose and in terms of method is quasi-experimental with pre-test and post-test design with control group. The statistical population of the study includes all students aged 18-12 years in Tehran. The statistical sample consisted of a training group (15 people) and a control group (15 people) which was selected by random sampling method.
Music therapy was performed in 8 sessions of 90 minutes for the training group and the control group did not receive any intervention. The research instrument included the Friedman Test Anxiety Scale. Both groups completed the Friedman Exam Anxiety Questionnaire as a pre-test and post-test. One-factor analysis of variance and SPSS-24 software were used to analyze the data.
Results: The results showed that the music-therapy intervention method significantly reduced the average test anxiety score of students aged 18-12 years( P
Key words: Anxiety, music therapy, students.