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1- Ph.D. Candidate of Educational Psychology, Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran
3- Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran
4- Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran , Sotodeh1@yahoo.com
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Background and Aims: Student life has its challenges although it offers new opportunities for the individual. The present study aimed to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness training on reducing anxiety and improving the quality of life as well as perceived academic control of students.
Materials and Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted based on a pretest and posttest design with a control group. The population of this study consisted of 40 students who were identified through anxiety, quality of life, and perceived academic control questionnaires. They were then randomly assigned to the case (n=20) and control (n=20) groups. The experimental group was subjected to eight 2-h mindfulness training sessions for two months. On the other hand, the control group received no pieces of training. It should be mentioned that the posttest sessions were administered for both groups. The data were analyzed using covariance analysis.
Results: The results showed that the implementation of mindfulness training sessions had a significant effect on reducing anxiety (P<0.001) and improving quality of life (P<0.001) as well as perceived academic control (P<0.001) in students.
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, it is recommended that mindfulness training be provided to develop and promote students` psychological health.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Clinical Psychology
Received: 2020/08/13 | Accepted: 2020/05/10 | Published: 2020/05/10

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