The Quasi-experimental in Mixed Method: Mindfulness-Based Acceptance Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Test Anxiety

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Büyüköksüz E., Avci R.

Eğitimde Nitel Araştırmalar Dergisi, vol.2023, no.36, pp.187-215, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2023 Issue: 36
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.14689/enad.36.1810
  • Journal Name: Eğitimde Nitel Araştırmalar Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-215
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of our studyis to compare the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Acceptance Intervention (MBA) in decreasing the anxiety of students, which negatively impacts academic achievement. A mixed-methodsdesign was employed in the study. The experimental part is a quasi-experimental one including the pre-test, post-test,and control group. Data were collected by througha semi-structured interview to reveal the effectiveness of the experimental part. According to the results of the study, it was concluded that the experimental group scores decreased significantly compared to the control group. However, no significant difference was found between the experimental groups. In the qualitative part of the study, a case study was employed to reveal the outcomes achieved by the participants in the group sessions. The data was analyzed usingdescriptive statistics. The results indicated that MBA was effective in recuing test anxiety along with CBT.