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Asghari F, Sayadi A, Ghasemi Jobaneh R, Baharvand I. Mediating role of Cognitive Fusion in the Relationship of Mindfulness and Test Anxiety among Female Undergraduate Students of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz. jmed 2020; 14 (4) :256-269
URL: http://jmed.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1076-en.html
Assistant Professor, School of Literature and Humanities, Department of Counseling, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran , farhad.asghari@gmail.com
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Introduction: Test anxiety, is one of the Psychological-educational problems that have a higher prevalence in female students. Mindfulness and cognitive fusion can play a remarkable role in explaining psychological problems. The aim of current research was to investigate the mediating role of Cognitive fusion in the relationship of mindfulness and test anxiety among female undergraduate students of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz.
Methods: the current research design is Descriptive correlation and the used method is Structural equation based on Partial least squares approach. A sample of 120 people were selected by Voluntary sampling method from the population of female Undergraduate students of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz. Test anxiety questionnaire, short form of mindfulness inventory and cognitive fusion questionnaire were used for data collection. The gathered data were analyzed by SPSS 21 and SmartPLS 2 software at the level of 0.01.
Result: findings showed mindfulness negatively predict Cognitive fusion and test anxiety (P>  0.01). Also mindfulness could indirectly predict test anxiety with the mediating role of Cognitive fusion (P > 0.01).
Conclusion: The findings of this study represent the importance of mindfulness and Cognitive fusion in explaining the test anxiety and Cognitive fusion has a mediating role between mindfulness and test anxiety. Thus In order to reduce psychological-educational problems (Such as test anxiety), Mindfulness skills training courses can be held.
Keywords: Test Anxiety, Mindfulness, Cognitive Fusion, Students.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2019/11/9 | Accepted: 2020/01/11 | Published: 2020/03/15

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