Title

Implementation of a mindfulness-based intervention to reduce test related stress and anxiety in third grade students

Author

Ryan M. May

Date of Award

2017

Degree Name

Ed.S. in School Psychology

Department

School of Education and Health Sciences

Advisor/Chair

Advisor: Elana R. Bernstein

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of a class-wide stress reduction intervention in a third grade classroom. Students' academic performance can be adversely affected by stress and anxiety, including scores on high-stakes assessments. This study involved implementation of an intervention that uses mindfulness techniques to help students cope with testing related stress and anxiety. Results did not support the current intervention strategies or format for reducing testing related stress and anxiety in third grade students. Additional research is warranted to examine the effectiveness of mindfulness based interventions implemented in a school setting.

Keywords

Stress management for children Case studies, School children Mental health services Case studies, Mindfulness (Psychology) Study and teaching, Meditation Study and teaching, Education, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Based Intervention, Third Grade Students

Rights Statement

Copyright 2017, author

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