www.diseases-diagnosis.com Homepage Diseases Symptoms Diseases Diagnosis Diseases Treatment Diseases Living Care Diseases Prevention Diseases Research
www
Search
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Table of Contents

1 Introduction
5 PMID
 [F] Diseases Research  / PubMed Research Articles  /
Reducing Anxiety and Improving Academic Performance Through a Biofeedback Relaxation Training Program.

PubMed

 

Resource

Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback 2017 Jun 17; ()

Authors

Aritzeta A1; Soroa G2; Balluerka N3; Muela A4; Gorostiaga A5; Aliri J6;

Author Information
  • 1Department of Basic Psychological Processes and Development, Faculty of Psychology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Tolosa Avenue, 70, 20018, San Sebastian, Spain. aitor.aritzeta@ehu.eus.
  • 2Department of Personality, Assesment and Psychological Treatment, Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Tolosa Avenue, 70, 20018, San Sebastian, Spain.
  • 3Department of Social Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Methodology, Faculty of Psychology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Tolosa Avenue, 70, 20018, San Sebastian, Spain.
  • 4Department of Personality, Assesment and Psychological Treatment, Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Tolosa Avenue, 70, 20018, San Sebastian, Spain.
  • 5Department of Social Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Methodology, Faculty of Psychology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Tolosa Avenue, 70, 20018, San Sebastian, Spain.
  • 6Department of Social Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Methodology, Faculty of Psychology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Tolosa Avenue, 70, 20018, San Sebastian, Spain.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of a biofeedback relaxation training program on anxiety and academic performance. The program consisted of five biofeedback sessions coupled with three training activities focused on deep breathing, guided imagery, and muscle relaxation. The participants were second-year psychology undergraduates from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU, northern Spain). The experimental group comprised 152 students (M age  = 19.6, SD = 0.74; 74% women) and the control group 81 students (M age   = 19.4, SD = 0.92; 71% women). Results showed that after participating in the program, students in the experimental group had lower levels of anxiety and increased academic performance. Furthermore, they scored lower on anxiety and higher on academic performance in comparison with the control subjects. This suggests that the inclusion of biofeedback training programs in educational contexts could be a way of reducing anxiety and improving academic performance. It may also deepen our understanding of the dynamic interplay between psychophysiological, cognitive, and emotional processes.



PMID

28623467

Others

Publication Type: Journal Article


This article is licensed under the the National Library of Medicine License. It uses material from the PubMed National Library of Medicine Data.


Last Modified:   2016-03-27


Search
All informatin on the site is © www.diseases-diagnosis.com 2002-2016. Last revised: March 27, 2016
Are you interested in our site or/and want to use our information? please read how to contact us and our copyrights.
To let us provide you with high quality information, you can help us by making a more or less donation: