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The Effects of Self-Regulation on State Anxiety

Emotional Ups and Downs - Board: EM-096
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Yerba Buena 7

Maxine R. Crawford
Thompson Rivers University, Canada

Sandra C. Vermeulen
Thompson Rivers University, Canada

Participants’ anxiety levels were assessed following written disclosure of a neutral event, an anxiety producing event, or an anxiety producing event with solutions. It was hypothesized that self-regulating instructions (thinking and writing about coping strategies) would reduce the participant’s posttest anxiety. Results suggest that self-regulation strategies may increase participant’s immediate anxiety.

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