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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
Tuesday 16 October 2018

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In Press: Cognitive Restructuring in the Group Treatment of Test Anxiety among Learners Studying in Remedial Centres in Ibadan, Oyo State



                 

Afusat Olanike Busari1

1 Department of Counselling and Human Development Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 16 April 2018

Copyright © 2018 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This study investigated cognitive restructuring in the treatment of test anxiety among learners studying in remedial centres in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria. 120 learners studying in remedial centres programme in three centres in three Local Government Areas in Ibadan, Oyo State were the participants of this study. The study adopted pre-test-post -test quasi-experimental research design. Four null hypotheses were formulated and tested to guide the study at 0.05 level of significant. Two instruments were used in this study. They are: Test Anxiety Inventory by Spielberger (1980) which was used for screening and Bakare Test Anxiety (1969) which was used to elicit information on the dependent variable. Data obtained in this study was analyzed using the analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). The results obtained from hypothesis one as revealed a significant main effect of treatment (Cognitive Restructuring Intervention Programme) on test anxiety of learners studying remedial centres. The post treatment outcome of participants based on gender indicated significant interaction effect of treatment on participants’ test anxiety. The result obtained from the third hypothesis revealed that there was a significant interaction effect of treatment on test anxiety of learners studying in remedial centres based on their type of school. Result of the fourth hypothesis showed a significant interaction effect of treatment (Cognitive Restructuring Intervention Programme) on test anxiety of learners attending remedial classes based on their study habits. The use of cognitive restructuring intervention programme was effective in the reduction of test anxiety among learners studying in remedial centres. It is recommended that workshops, conferences, symposium and seminars should be organized to train teachers on how to use cognitive restructuring intervention techniques in the classroom to reduce test anxiety among all categories of students.

Author Keywords: Cognitive restructuring, Group treatment, Test anxiety, Learners in Remedial Centres.