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ERIC Number: ED013475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 25
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Reference Count: 0
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SCHOOL ANXIETY AND THE FACILITATION OF PERFORMANCE.
DUNN, JAMES A.; SCHELKUN, RUTH F.
THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SCHOOL GENERATED ANXIETY AND VARIOUS INDICES OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT, CREATIVITY, AGE, AND IQ, ARE INVESTIGATED. A 160 ITEM, MULTIPLE-CHOICE, MULTI-SCALE, SCHOOL ANXIETY QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ADMINISTERED TO 56 FOURTH, FIFTH, AND SIXTH GRADE CHILDREN WITH A MEAN STANFORD BINET IQ OF 126 FROM AN UPPER MIDDLE CLASS COMMUNITY. FACTOR SUBSCALE T-SCORES RULED OUT THE EFFECTS OF RESPONSE BIAS, AND CLUSTER ANALYSIS IDENTIFIED SUBGROUPS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SIMILAR PATTERNS OF RESPONSE ACROSS VARIABLES. SIGNIFICANT POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WERE FOUND BETWEEN A SPECIFIC MEASURE OF CHILDREN'S SCHOOL ANXIETY AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE. THE QUESTIONNAIRE MEASURE OF ANXIETY WAS A SIGNIFICANT PREDICTOR OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT. RESULTS ARE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF ANXIETY ABOUT TEST ANTICIPATION, TEACHER REPORTS, SCHOOL FAILURE, AND GOOD SCHOOL PERFORMANCE. THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY SUGGEST THAT AT LEAST IN THE LATER ELEMENTARY GRADES AND ESPECIALLY FOR GIRLS, NEGATIVE AFFECT CAN HAVE A FACILITATING EFFECT ON SCHOOL PERFORMANCE. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED AS STUDY 8 IN SCHOOL ANXIETY AND COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING/ EXPLORATORY STUDIES, REPORT 4, IRCOPPS MIDWEST RESEARCH CENTER FOR PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, PP. 223-241. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Midwest Research Center.
Identifiers: Pearson Product Moment Correlation; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale