ERIC Number: ED038029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan-1
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Stress on State Anxiety and Performance in Computer-Assisted Learning.
O'Neil, Harold F., Jr.
Subjects for this study were women college students who differed in anxiety proneness. The subjects were selected on the basis of extreme scores on the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory . Stress was induced by feedback concerning performance on a mathematical learning task which was presented by an IBM 1500 computer-assisted instruction (CAI) system. Some subjects received negative feedback about performance; others were given a brief rest period in place of the negative feedback. Subjects who were anxiety prone showed a greater increase in anxiety from pretask levels than did the subjects who were not anxiety prone. There was no relationship between anxiety proneness and errors on the CAI learning task. However, subjects who were given negative feedback performed less well than those who did not receive negative feedback. Appendices include the material used to conduct the experiment, raw data, and analyzed data. A bibliography is also appended. (JY)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Psychological Sciences Div.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.