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| Published: September 25, 2015

A Theoretical Approach to Management of Examination Phobia among High School Students

Sindhu P

Department of Psychology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.048/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.048


This paper focuses on exam phobia among students. Exam phobia is an irrational fear that leads to avoidance of the feared situation or object which in turn increases the severity of the phobia. Exam phobia refers to the excessive worry about upcoming exams, Lifestyle issues, Negative thinking, self criticism, studying styles, psychological factors, fear of being evaluated, apprehension about the consequences, and is experienced by many normal students. It affects socially and leads to social withdrawal, avoidance of friends and family, self defeating thought, suicidal thoughts, etc. Therefore the management of Examination Phobia has become an essential research topic. The main objective of this paper is to introduce interventions for the Management of Examination Phobia and to assess the results of the same among High School Students using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Progressive Muscular Relaxation Technique, Benson‟s Relaxation Response, Guided Imagery and Recommendations for administrators, teachers, parents, school counsellors and students themselves.

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.048/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.048

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 4, July-September, 2015

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