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Journal:   SHENAKHT JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY   FALL 2015 , Volume 2 , Number 3 ; Page(s) 29 To 39.
 
Paper: 

WORKING MEMORY FUNCTION IN STATE AND TRAIT ANXIETY: ATTENTIONAL CONTROL THEORY

 
 
Author(s):  BAHRI MARYAM*, AHMADI EZZATOLLAH, BAHRI MAEDE
 
* FACULTY OF PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES, AZARBAIJAN SHAHID MADANI UNIVERSITY, TABRIZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Great effort has so far been made to explain the impact of anxiety on cognitive functions theoretically. One of them is attentional control theory.
Purpose: According to the attentional control theory, the aim of this study is to compare the working memory performance in two student groups with anxiety disorder and normal functions.
Methods: The Sample of this study included female college students who have being lived in dormitory at Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University during 2013- 2014, which were selected by convenience sampling method. Firstly, 178 students completed the State Trait Anxiety Inventory questionnaires. After scoring, a total of 64 students were selected from 25 percent above frequency distribution (people with high trait and state anxiety) and 25 percent below frequency distribution (those with low trait and state anxiety) and divided into two groups of high anxiety and low anxiety. Then a test of paper-and-pencil version of the dual task method was administered to these participants in order to evaluate the working memory performance.
Method of research was causal-comparative and data were analyzed by using T student.
Results: The results showed that working memory performance in individuals with high anxiety was significantly different from working memory performance in individuals with low anxiety (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Based on these Results, we can conclude that anxiety has significant effects on students’ working memory performance. It seems that by decreasing student’s anxiety, working memory performance increases.

 
Keyword(s): WORKING MEMORY, STATE ANXIETY, TRAIT ANXIETY, ATTENTIONAL CONTROL THEORY
 
 
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BAHRI, M., & AHMADI, E., & BAHRI, M. (2015). WORKING MEMORY FUNCTION IN STATE AND TRAIT ANXIETY: ATTENTIONAL CONTROL THEORY. SHENAKHT JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY, 2(3 ), 29-39. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=568523



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BAHRI MARYAM, AHMADI EZZATOLLAH, BAHRI MAEDE. WORKING MEMORY FUNCTION IN STATE AND TRAIT ANXIETY: ATTENTIONAL CONTROL THEORY. SHENAKHT JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY. 2015 [cited 2021May16];2(3 ):29-39. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=568523



IEEE: Copy

BAHRI, M., AHMADI, E., BAHRI, M., 2015. WORKING MEMORY FUNCTION IN STATE AND TRAIT ANXIETY: ATTENTIONAL CONTROL THEORY. SHENAKHT JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY, [online] 2(3 ), pp.29-39. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=568523.



 
 
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