Test Anxiety

... 123 - 124 State Anxiety Inventory , 353 State - Trait Anxiety Inventory , 94 , 165 State - trait model , 18 - 21 components of , 21 - 24 Stimulus ( i ) , of anxiety , see also Test stimuli transpersonal psychology and , 36 Stress ...

Author: Irwin G. Sarason

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Incorporated


Category: Psychology

Page: 406

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Advances in Test Anxiety Research

individuals who are afflicted by the knowledge of not being adequately prepared for the test . While the interference model assumes a direct influence of anxiety on performance in the testing situation , the deficit model takes into ...




Category: Anxiety


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Test Anxiety

Irwin G. Sarason has been concerned with specifying situational factors and personality characteristics that contribute to the differential performance of high and low test - anxious persons in evaluative situations ( I. G. Sarason ...

Author: Charles Donald Spielberger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780891162124

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Test Anxiety What You Can Do About It

Post - Testing Phase As soon as a student closes the examination booklet , the post - testing phase begins , but the lingering effects of test anxiety do not end . As with the earlier two phases , the impact of test anxiety on the test ...

Author: Joseph Casbarro

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 9781887943635

Category: Education

Page: 223

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Dr. Kenneth Shore, family and educational psychologist presents an innovative plan to address bullying prevention across all constituencies who play a role in a school community. Through the use of the video and the accompanying manual, each stakeholder group learns critical information on what he/she can do to specifically address, reduce and eliminate bullying in our schools.

Test Anxiety

8.1 cOnsTRUcTs OF TesT AnXIeTY Mandler and Sarason (1952) theorized that test anxiety was a single latent or underlying trait, and they developed the Test Anxiety Scale to measure this construct. Spielberger (1980) questioned the ...

Author: Marty Sapp

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761862404

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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This book is designed to give students and researchers the confidence to understand, assess, treat, and research test anxiety. Marty Sapp presents the various cognitive and behavioral theories of test anxiety along with instruments for measuring test anxiety. He integrates statistical methodology, measurement, and research designs with actual research situations that occur within the test anxiety field. In addition, the SPSS codes for conducting sample reliability and validity are provided along with the codes for finding confidence intervals around population reliability measures. Like the previous edition, the logic of structural equations modeling is presented with the EQS structural equations program. Many researchers view test anxiety as existing of factors such as Sarasons’s four-factor model or Spielberger’s two-factor model. Both models can be easily analyzed by EQS. In terms of treatment, affective, cognitive, behavioral, hypnosis, systematic desensitization, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and the Eye-Movement Technique (EMT) are presented. This book integrates applied research designs and statistical and measurement methodology that frequently occur in the test anxiety literature, but the methodological treatment of research is nonmathematical. Finally, extensive discussions of treatments for test anxiety are provided.

Test Anxiety

Test anxiety, input modality, and levels of organization in free recall. Psychonomic Society, 9, 67–69. Mueller, J. H. (1978). The effects of individual differences in test anxiety and type of ori levels of organization in free recall.

Author: Moshe Zeidner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306471450

Category: Psychology

Page: 440

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Examination stress and test anxiety are pervasive problems in modern society. As the information age continues to evolve, test scores will become even more important than they are today in evaluating applicants for demanding jobs and candidates for admission into highly competitive educational programs. Because test anxiety gen- ally causes decrements in performance and undermines academic achievement, the development of effective therapeutic interventions for reducing its adverse effects will continue to be an important priority for counselors, psychologists, and educators. Alleviating test anxiety will also serve to counteract the diminished access to edu- tional and occupational opportunities that is frequently experienced by test-anxious individuals. As its title promises, this volume provides a state-of-the-art evaluation of the nature, antecedents, correlates, and consequences of examination stress and test anxiety. Professor Zeidner’s cogent and comprehensive analysis of the affective, cognitive, somatic, and behavioral manifestations of test anxiety are grounded in the extensive knowledge he has gained from his own research on the assessment and treatment of test anxiety. This work has also benefitted from the author’s lo- standing and productive collaboration with leading contributors to test anxiety theory and research, and his active participation in national and international conferences devoted to understanding test anxiety, including those convened by the Society for Test Anxiety Research (STAR).

Psychological Testing

But such a high correlation calls into question the construct validity of the scale. TEST ANXIETY Test anxiety, like anxiety in general, is an unpleasant general emotion, where the individual feels apprehensive and worried.

Author: George Domino

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139455141

Category: Psychology


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This book is an introductory text to the field of psychological testing primarily suitable for undergraduate students in psychology, education, business, and related fields. This book will also be of interest to graduate students who have not had a prior exposure to psychological testing and to professionals such as lawyers who need to consult a useful source. Psychological Testing is clearly written, well-organized, comprehensive, and replete with illustrative materials. In addition to the basic topics, the text covers in detail topics that are often neglected by other texts such as cross-cultural testing, the issue of faking tests, the impact of computers and the use of tests to assess positive behaviors such as creativity.

Emotion in Education

Test anxiety is frequently cited among the pivotal factors at play in determining a wide array of unfavorable outcomes for students, including: poor cognitive performance, scholastic underachievement, psychological distress, ...


Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080475042

Category: Science

Page: 368

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This edited book examines some of the current inquiry related to the study of emotions in educational contexts. There has been a notable increased interest in educational research on emotions. Emotion in Education represents some of the most exciting and current research on emotions and education, and has the potential to impact research in this area. This combination of variety, timeliness, potential for transformation of the field, and uniqueness make this a "must-have" resource for academics in the fields of education, educational psychology, emotion psychology, cultural psychology, sociology, and teacher education. The chapters have been written for scholars in the area, but authors also wrote with graduate students in mind. Therefore, the book is also be a great volume for graduate seminars. Provides in-depth examination of emotions in educational contexts Includes international roster of contributors who represent a variety of disciplines Represents a number of different research approaches

Anxiety and Self Focused Attention

were correlated with test anxiety. Nor did the listed thoughts and endoresement measures predict analogies outcome in the present study. Nonetheless, it is clear from our subjects' retrospective self-reports that taking tests is an ...

Author: Ralf Schwarzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317380150

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

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First published in 1991, this book consists of 13 articles that were originally published in the journal Anxiety Research. They address the topic of anxiety and self-focused attention from a variety of perspectives, representing recent advances in social, clinical and personality psychology at the time. As a whole, the book poses a stimulating theoretical challenge to traditional anxiety research, which had been dominated by psychometric issues, clinical case studies and stable personality constructs. The contributors share the view that anxiety is an emotional state of distress dependent upon specific antecedent cognitive processes such as self-awareness, perceived role discrepancy or unfavourable expectancies.


Test Anxiety One area of work concerns test anxiety . Test anxiety is a person's tendency to become anxious before and during evaluative examinations , especially under highly evaluative conditions , with the result that the person's ...

Author: Donald G. Forgays

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317837142

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.