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CBT and Relaxation therapy change biological and psychological variables

Published Date : 05-Dec-2014

Abstract

This study focuses on the impact of CBT and relaxation therapy on examination stress, test anxiety and academic performance.100 engineering students were selected and they were given Dr.Speilberger's test anxiety and sarala's examination stress tools were administered and academic achievement scores were collected from their teachers before applying CBT and relaxation therapy. Their serotonin and Nor-adrenaline levels were also tested at the beginning of the experiment. Of 100 students 50 were treated as control students and 50 students were treated as experimental group. Experimental group was given CBT and Relaxation therapy for about four weeks and their test anxiety and examination stress were again tested and achievement marks were recorded and their serotonin and Nor-adrenaline levels were again tested after CBT and Relaxation therapy. Control group' test anxiety and examination stress scores were also collected and their serotonin and Nor-adrenaline levels were estimated. Results were statistically analyzed through't' test, correlation coefficient, regression coefficient. It was concluded that CBT and Relaxation therapy had an impact on test anxiety and examination stress serotonin Nor-Adrenaline and academic achievement scores.