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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Darrell
dc.creatorMusick, Mary Nolan
dc.descriptionTypescript (photocopy).en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of medication versus relaxation in four treatment groups. The efficacy of a specific treatment group was indicated by a diminuation of symptoms of anxiety as measured on various scales. The measures used were the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale, a Physicians' Symptom Rating Scale, a Patient Symptom Rating Scale, and a skin potential response (SPR) reading. Each measure was taken prior to and after treatment and the change scores were examined to ascertain any differences between treatments in the reduction of measured anxiety. Results indicate that no statistically significant difference was exhibited between groups in a given treatment's ability to reduce anxiety-related signs. The implications of this lack of statistical significance between treatments is discussed in view of the literature which suggests there are serious contraindications for minor tranquilizer usage. Implications for future research are discussed.en
dc.format.extentviii, 103 leavesen
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectEducational Psychologyen
dc.subject.lcshTranquilizing drugsen
dc.subject.lcshStress (Psychology)en
dc.subject.lcshCollege studentsen
dc.titleThe effect of relaxation training and minor tranquilizer use in the treatment of anxiety symptoms with university studentsen
dc.typeThesisen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen D. in Philosophyen
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen
dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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