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Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cogntive Behavioral Therapy Based Psychoeducation Programs on Test Anxiety

Saadet Yapan , Mehmet Murat, Kaasım Fatih Yavuz.

Abstract
The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) based psychoeducation program on test anxiety of high school senior students and compare the effectiveness of traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Study was conducted in a weak experimental design. Short Symptom Inventory, Test Anxiety Inventory, Avoidance and Fusion Scale Youth-8 and Automatic Thoughts Scale were used as data collection tools. Participants meeting the inclusion criteria were assigned to three groups as ACT (11 student), CBT (11 student) and control (11 student) group. ACT group received seven session and CBT group received eight session psychoeducation intervention for seven-week; control group received no intervention. The results of the study showed that; the mean scores of the subjects in the ACT, CBT and control groups obtained from the TAI pre-test and post-test measurements differ significantly [F(2-30) = 9.123; p<.05]; both ACT and CBT are effective in reducing students' test anxiety (qACT=4.776, q>3.49; qCBT =8.409, q>3.49; qControl =.123, q<3.49; p<.05).; and this effect maintained at one and three month follow up [ACT: x2(sd=2, n=8) = 2000; CBT: x2(sd=2, n=9)= 2.889; Control: x2(sd=2, n=7) = 3.185; p>.05].. However, it was seen there was a significant decrease in avoidance and cognitive fusion levels of the participants of the ACT group and significant decrease in automatic thought levels of subjects in the CBT group. Although this study does not allow establishing strong cause and effect relationships due to its weak experimental design, as a result, it provides important data that ACT, which is a new approach compared to traditional CBT, is an effective approach that can be used in reducing students' test anxiety.

Key words: acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, anxiety, test anxiety scale, psychotherapy


 
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Saadet Yapan |Mehmet Murat|Kaasım Fatih Yavuz|. [Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cogntive Behavioral Therapy Based Psychoeducation Programs on Test Anxiety]. JCBPR. 2021; 10(2): 194-208. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.107866


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Saadet Yapan |Mehmet Murat|Kaasım Fatih Yavuz|. [Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cogntive Behavioral Therapy Based Psychoeducation Programs on Test Anxiety]. http://www.jcbpr.org/?mno=107866 [Access: September 04, 2021]. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.107866


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Saadet Yapan |Mehmet Murat|Kaasım Fatih Yavuz|. [Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cogntive Behavioral Therapy Based Psychoeducation Programs on Test Anxiety]. JCBPR. 2021; 10(2): 194-208. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.107866



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Saadet Yapan |Mehmet Murat|Kaasım Fatih Yavuz|. [Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cogntive Behavioral Therapy Based Psychoeducation Programs on Test Anxiety]. JCBPR. (2021), [cited September 04, 2021]; 10(2): 194-208. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.107866



Harvard Style

Saadet Yapan |Mehmet Murat|Kaasım Fatih Yavuz| (2021) [Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cogntive Behavioral Therapy Based Psychoeducation Programs on Test Anxiety]. JCBPR, 10 (2), 194-208. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.107866



Turabian Style

Saadet Yapan |Mehmet Murat|Kaasım Fatih Yavuz|. 2021. [Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cogntive Behavioral Therapy Based Psychoeducation Programs on Test Anxiety]. Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research, 10 (2), 194-208. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.107866



Chicago Style

Saadet Yapan |Mehmet Murat|Kaasım Fatih Yavuz|. "[Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cogntive Behavioral Therapy Based Psychoeducation Programs on Test Anxiety]." Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research 10 (2021), 194-208. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.107866



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Saadet Yapan |Mehmet Murat|Kaasım Fatih Yavuz|. "[Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cogntive Behavioral Therapy Based Psychoeducation Programs on Test Anxiety]." Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research 10.2 (2021), 194-208. Print.Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.107866



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Saadet Yapan |Mehmet Murat|Kaasım Fatih Yavuz| (2021) [Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cogntive Behavioral Therapy Based Psychoeducation Programs on Test Anxiety]. Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research, 10 (2), 194-208. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.107866