The use of Study Anxiety Intervention in Reducing Anxiety to Improve Academic Performance among University Students

  •  Prima Vitasari    
  •  Muhammad Abdul Wahab    
  •  Ahmad Othman    
  •  Muhammad Awang    


Anxiety is one of the wide varieties of emotional and behaviour disorders, it is a major predictor of low academic performance. To this, anxiety should be taken seriously. Students needed some intervention to reduce anxiety in improving academic performance. Study anxiety intervention is designed to help students handling the problem regarding of their study process. In this paper, the study anxiety intervention to manage study anxiety in order to increase academic performance among students is proposed. This research selects twelve participants. They are divided into two equal groups, the experiment and the control groups. The training runs on six sessions with the experiment groups received full training and no training of the control groups. The results show that the experiment groups perform better in reducing anxiety levels as well as increase academic performance than that the control groups. Based on these results, study anxiety intervention can be concluded as an effective program to improve academic performance among university students. Therefore, the participants should be practiced the techniques to get the intensive level in mastering regarding of managing study anxiety and improving academic performance

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