Practical driving test anxiety: an analysis of the phenomenon and a resolution proposal
Submission Date: 2019
People taking the practical driving test, often cope with a big amount of anxiety, which could have negative effects on their performance during the task. The present work shows the results of a training conducted at a driving school involving candidates to the practical driving test, in order to reduce their anxiety level. The training is composed by cognitive and emotion regulation tasks and activities. The preliminary data analysis suggests that, on a short term, the training was effective in reducing the anxiety. Further research is required for looking into the long term effectiveness.