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Efficiency of Сognitive Behavioral Training as a Means of Reducing Verbal Manifestations of Anxiety Under Emotional Stress
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Abstract. As the aim of the research the author defines the analysis of the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral training as a mean of reducing verbal manifestations of anxiety in situations of emotional stress. In accordance with the intended aim, the article presents the results of testing of cognitive-behavioral training for the formation of control over verbal manifestations of students' anxiety in situations of emotional stress. In this study they participated 40 first-year students of natural specialties. Both experimental and control group consisted of 20 people (10 boys and 10 girls in each). As a result, it was found that the cognitive-behavioral training helped to reduce the level of speech anxiety (t = 6.3; n = 20, p≤0.05), situational anxiety (t = 3.7; n = 20, p≤ 0.05) and trait anxiety (t = 7.1; n = 20, p≤0.05) of students in the experimental group. Furthermore, the students in the experimental group showed significant reduction in emotional lability (t = 5, n = 20, p≤0.05), as well as increased introversion (t = 2.1; n = 20, p≤ 0.05). The findings suggest that the training contributes to the development of self-regulation skills of students, who have developed resistance to emotional stress situations, and also forms the willingness to communicate with other people. This suggests that cognitive-behavioral training is an effective means of reducing verbal manifestations of anxiety in situations of emotional stress.

Keywords: cognitive-behavioral training, verbal manifestations of anxiety, emotional stress situation, speech anxiety, situational anxiety, trait anxiety, emotional lability, introversion.



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