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Reduction in State Anxiety Scores of Freshmen through a Course in Career Decision

  • Huiling Peng
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Abstract

A total of 112 Taiwanese junior college freshmen, assigned to an experimental group (N=59) and a control group (N=62), responded to the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. After they had participated in a career education course the experimental group scores on state anxiety decreased. An analysis of variance of the state anxiety scores yielded two main significant effects (group and trait anxiety) and a two-way interaction was found with trait anxiety and group. There was clear support for the importance of the career education course. The results and implications for continuing research are discussed.

Keywords

Trait Anxiety State Anxiety Anxiety Score Career Decision Career Education 
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Résumé

Réduction des scores d’anxiété d’étudiants de première année universitaire grâce à un cours sur le problème de la prise de décision dans la détermination de l’avenir professionnel. Un total de 112 étudiants taiwanais de première année universitaire, répartis en un groupe expérimental (N=59) et un groupe contrôle (N=62), a répondu à l’Inventaire d’Anxiété Trait-Etat. Après leur participation à un cours d’éducation à l’orientation, les étudiants du groupe expérimental ont présenté des scores d’anxiété-état plus faibles. Une analyse de la variance des scores d’anxiété-état révèle deux effets principaux significatifs (groupe et anxiété-trait); une interaction double a été découverte avec l’anxiété-trait et le groupe. L’expérimentation apporte un soutien clair à l’importance du cours d’éducation à l’orientation. Les résultats et les implications pour la poursuite de la recherche sont discutés.

Zusammenfassung:

Reduzierung der Scores für State-Angst von Studienanfängern durch einen Berufsentscheidungskurs. Eine Gruppe von 112 Taiwanesischen Studienanfängern, aufgeteilt in eine Testgruppe (N=59) und eine Kontrollgruppe (N=62) beantworteten einen Fragebogen zur Erfassung von “Trait''- und “State''-Angst . Nach der Teilnahme an einem Berufswahlkurs verringerten sich die Testwerte für “State''-Angst. Eine Varianz-Analyse der Testwerte ergab zwei wesentliche Effekte (Gruppe und “Trait"-Angst), sowie eine gegenseitige Interaktion zwischen “Trait"-Angst und Gruppe. Es zeigte sich eine eindeutige Bestätigung der Wirkung von Berufswahlkursen. Die Ergebnisse sowie ihre Auswirkungen auf weitere Forschungen werden diskutiert.

Resumen:

Disminución de las puntuaciones de ansiedad en alumnos de primer año universitario a través de un curso de toma de decisiones profesionales. El Inventario de Ansiedad Rasgo-Estado se aplicó a un total de 112 alumnos universitarios (de primer curso) en Taiwan, distribuidos en un grupo experimental (N=59) y en un grupo control (N=62). Tras participar en un curso de educación para la carrera, las puntuaciones del grupo experimental en la ansiedad como estado (condición transitoria ante situaciones concretas) disminuyeron. El análisis de varianza de las puntuaciones de la ansiedad como estado dio como resultado dos efectos significativos (Ansiedad de grupo y como Rasgo) y se halló una interacción bi-direccional con la Ansiedad como Rasgo y grupo. Se justificó claramente la relevancia del curso de educación para la carrera En este artículo se presentan los resultados y las implicaciones para futuras investigaciones.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Taipei College of BusinessTaipeiTaiwan

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