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Effects of Cooperative Learning and Group Study on Reducing Test Anxiety

Author Affiliations

  • 1Educational Psychology Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (10), Pages 64-71, October,2 (2015)


Cooperative learning is one of the active methods of education that has attracted the attention of experts. The present study was designed to assess the precise impact of cooperative learning through learning together on the reduction of test anxiety. In this study, cluster sampling was used. This research is a quasi-experimental field study and was carried from early February 2012 at Islamic Azad University of Hamedan. Method of this study was quasi-experimental that has been performed using repeated measurements in experimental and control groups. The number of experimental group was 20 people and the number of control group was 16 people and 4 people were randomly removed, in other words the two groups included 16 people. In the analysis of the test, Kolmogorov - Smirnov tests ANOVA, t-test, independent and multivariate analyses of variance (MANOVA) were used. The results of this study suggest that collaborative learning reduces test anxiety at Islamic Azad University and there is a significant relationship between dependent and independent variables with a confidence level of 95%. In this paper, the study of anxiety in men and women and their comparison showed that there was not much difference variance and is almost identical in both men and women.


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