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ERIC Number: ED002342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 111
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EFFECT OF TEST ITEMS ARRANGEMENT ON THE PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR IN PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN.
FRENCH, JOSEPH L.; GREER, DONALD R.
ANXIETY IN THE TESTING SITUATION ARISES OUT OF THE EVALUATIVE NATURE OF THE TESTING PROCEDURE. ANXIETY IS A FACTOR IN PERFORMANCE. THE STUDY INVOLVED 152 FIRST GRADES WITH IQ'S BETWEEN 100 AND 125. ALL SUBJECTS WERE GIVEN THE TEST ANXIETY SCALE FOR CHILDREN AND THE GENERAL ANXIETY SCALE FOR CHILDREN, AFTER WHICH THEY WERE DIVIDED INTO FOUR GROUPS. THE PICTORIAL TEST OF INTELLIGENCE (P.T.I.) WAS ADMINISTERED TO EACH GROUP, INCLUDING A PICTURE VOCABULARY, FORM DISCRIMINATION, INFORMATION AND COMPREHENSION, SIMILARITIES, SIZES AND NUMBERS, AND IMMEDIATE RECALL. THE APPARATUS USED TO RECORD PHYSIOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR IN TERMS OF SKIN RESISTANCE WAS A LAFAYETTE MULTIPURPOSE POLYGRAPHY RECORDER. ALL TESTS WERE GIVEN TO ALL SUBJECTS BY THE SAME EXAMINER AND WERE GIVEN IN TESTING ROOMS IN THE SCHOOLS WHERE THE SUBJECTS WERE ENROLLED. FINDINGS SHOW THAT TEST ITEMS ARRANGEMENT WILL NOT BE A CRITICAL FACTOR IN THE BEHAVIOR OF SIMILAR GROUPS OF FIRST-GRADE CHILDREN RESPONDING TO SIMILAR TASKS, BUT MAY BE A FACTOR FOR SOME INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THE GROUPS.
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers: COLUMBIA