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Journal:   JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES   spring 2018 , Volume 15 , Number 29 ; Page(s) 257 To 276.

The study of effectiveness of executive functioning training in in pre-school 4-5 years old children with anxiety disorders in city of Tehran

Author(s):  vaziri azadeh, AHADI HASAN*, MAKVANDI BEHNAM, ASKARI PARVIZ, Bakhtiapour Saeed
The purpose of this research is to study the effectiveness of training executive functions on anxiety symptoms on preschool children (4-5 years old) from the region six in the city of Tehran. In this study, the Experimental Design with pre-post testing method and control group is considered. Of the 192 children who according to Spence children's anxiety scale (parental report form) had an anxiety scores higher than the mean standard deviation, 40 children were selected and then divided into experimental and control group by using the simple random sampling method. In experimental group, children received executive function training, while the control group received no training. The analysis of covariance methodology was utilized to analyze the data. The result of analysis shown that the group who received training was significantly reduced in the post-test compared to pre-test (P < 0. 001). Therefore, the effectiveness of training executive functions was confirmed for the anxiety disorders treatment in children.
Keyword(s): executive functions,anxiety,children
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