The Effect of Autogenic Relaxation Techniques on Anxiety Levels in Facing the End of Semester Assessment
Keywords:anxiety student, autogenic relaxation technique
Background: The achievement of student learning progress at the end of the semester is measured by assessing student learning outcomes. In undergoing the final semester assessment, many students experience anxiety. The anxiety experienced by students towards the end of the semester is one of the distractions in everyday life, especially when studying. Many students complain of difficulty concentrating, remembering, and solving problems while studying. Students also often complain of emotional exhaustion.
Objectives: To determine the effect of autogenic relaxation on the level of anxiety facing the end-of-semester assessment in class XI IPS 4 students at SMAN 1 Gunung Putri.
Methods: This research is quantitative with a pre-experimental design method with a one-group pretest-posttest design. The research was conducted at SMAN 1 Gunung Putri in October - January 2023. A total of 18 respondents were taken as research samples using a simple random sampling technique. Data were collected using the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale 42 (DASS 42) anxiety questionnaire with 14 questions. Furthermore, statistical analysis was carried out using a paired sample t-test.
Results: The effect of being given autogenic relaxation techniques on the level of anxiety facing the final semester assessment in class XI IPS 4 students at SMAN 1 Gunung Putri with a P-value of 0.02
Conclusion: There is an influence of autogenic relaxation techniques on the anxiety level of class XI IPS 4 students of SMAN 1 Gunung Putri.