عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of problem solving training on test and social anxiety in elementary school male students. Methods: The statistical population of this study were all the elementary school male students of Najaf Abad city in academic year 2013-2014. Out of the population, 30 students were selected through cluster random sampling and were assigned randomly in one experimental (n=15) and one control (n=15) group. Both groups completed a Test Anxiety Questionnaire (Abolghasemi et al. 1375) and Jerabek's (1996) Social Anxiety Questionnaire in pre-test and post-test stages. Eight weekly sessions of problem solving training was administrated to the experimental group for once a week, but the control group received no intervention. Multivariate analysis of covariance was used to analyze the data. Findings: The results showed that both of the dependent variables in the experimental group were reduced significantly compared with control group. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, problem solving training can be considered as an efficient intervention to reduce test and social anxiety in primary school students.