Effectiveness of Tapping Therapy for the Treatment of Anxiety among University Students

Effectiveness of Tapping Therapy for the Treatment of Anxiety among University Students

  • Syeda Ayat-e-Zainab Ali IIUI
  • Mamoona Ismail Loona International Islamic University, Islamabad
Keywords: Emotional Freedom Technique, Anxiety, Students

Abstract

Background: Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), otherwise called tapping, is a developing psychological treatment based on tapping therapy that has been utilized to treat an assortment of conditions, including anxiety. Study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of emotional freedom technique as a tapping therapy for the treatment of anxiety among female university students. Method: Quasi experimental design was used. Study was conducted at International Islamic University, from October 2018 to December 2018. Following convenience sampling, a sample of seventy female university students (N=70) with age range of 18 to 25 years was selected from International Islamic university, Islamabad out of 100 students (N=100) based on inclusion criteria. Following a pre-test and post-test design, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory was administered before and after implementation of emotional freedom technique in order to determine the anxiety i-e State- Anxiety and Trait-Anxiety. Results: For Data Analysis, in SPSS 23, paired sample t-test was used. Paired sample t-test indicated a significant pre and post test difference in the state and trait anxiety levels in female university students (p<.001) Conclusion: Thus, using Emotional freedom technique as a tapping therapy can decrease state and trait anxiety among university students.

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Published
2019-06-30
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Ali SA- e-Z, Loona M. Effectiveness of Tapping Therapy for the Treatment of Anxiety among University Students. PJP [Internet]. 30Jun.2019 [cited 20Nov.2019];15(2):80-3. Available from: https://pjp.pps.org.pk/index.php/PJP/article/view/1037