The Effectiveness of Training Close Reading on Components of Exam Anxiety (Reducing Social Credit, Cognitive Barriers and Tension mode)


1 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Educational Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor at Islamic Azad University, Sciences and Research Branch

3 Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran


In this study, the effectiveness of training close reading has been evaluated on reducing exam anxiety (reducing Social Credit, cognitive barriers and tension mode) of female students in the 8th grade. The research method was an experimental type. The statistical population of the research was female students of the 5th district of Tehran who was studying at the eighth grade during 2016-2017. The research sample included 40 students who were selected by cluster sampling method and they were randomly replaced in two groups. The fundamental techniques of close reading were trained to the experimental group in 8 sessions, while, the control group did not receive these trainings during this period. Then, anxiety exam was taken from the experimental group and controlling the anxiety of the above exam after the test. The results analyzed by using covariance analysis test (ANCOVA). Results showed that there was a significant difference (P≤0.05) between the experimental and control groups. Therefore, using close reading can lead to the reduction in exam anxiety.


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