International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(June 2017)

Effectiveness of Guided Imagery Technique in reducing examination anxiety associated with selected demographic variables among college students – An Experimental study

Authors: [1] Dr. Susan Annie George [2] Dr. Arun Thomas Abraham

Pages: 147-150


Anxiety is an automatic biological product of undischarged tension. Guided Imagery therapy is a cognitive behavioral technique in which under the guided instructions a client is guided in imaging a relaxing scene or series of experiences. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of guided imagery relaxation technique in reducing anxiety in association with selected demographic data among examination going college students. Methodology:-The samples were divided into 2 groups Experimental Group & Control Group, after fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Pre-test was administered to both experimental (36.53 (SD =4.37)) and control group 36.6 (SD =4.59)using the Test Anxiety Questionnaire. A 25 minute audio visual relaxation of guided imagery program was provided to the students in the experimental group for once in a week for 8 weeks. Selected Demographic variables of examination going students were assessed to find out whether any association is there in reducing examination anxiety among students. Post test was also assessed for experimental group (27.47(SD =3.64) and control group (37.47 (SD =3.23)after 8 weeks. Result:-Shows significant decrease of examination anxiety in experimental group. Conclusion:-The results thus concluded the effectiveness of Guided Imagery Technique in reducing examination anxiety among college students. And it is also concluded that there is no association between the selected demographic variables and the examination anxiety.