Author

Debra Bacharz

Publication Date

1989

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Cassidy, Virginia R.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Nursing

LCSH

Relaxation||Academic achievement||Anxiety in children

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of relaxation training on anxiety and achievement scores in 32 second-grade students. A non-equivalent, control group, pre-test, post-test design was employed within the framework of Lazarus7 stress and coping paradigm. Anxiety was evaluated using the Child Anxiety Scale, achievement was measured by the National Metropolitan Achievement Test and the relaxation training utilized was the Kiddie Quieting Response. An independent t-test documented equivalency of groups on pre-treatment anxiety, therefore independent t-tests were used to test between group hypotheses. No significant difference in anxiety or achievement was noted between groups at the p=.05 level. A dependent t-test documented no significant decrease in anxiety post-treatment within the treatment group at the p=.05 level. Age may partially explain lack of results. Further research documenting children's perceptions of stress and replication of previous studies is recommended.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-62)

Extent

viii, 86 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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