ERIC Number: ED223659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Anxiety Scale as a Retest Measure in College Courses.
The study investigated statistically significant correlations between levels of test anxiety and socioeconomic status among college sophomores and juniors. The Anxiety Scale (Alpert and Haber) was administered to students in an educational psychology course. Administrations were conducted at a neutral time, 45 days prior to the final exam, and again immediately following a final exam. There were significant correlations between levels of socioeconomic status (SES) and levels of overall test anxiety. Possible usefulness of the Anxiety Scale in future research as a test-retest measure within larger groups of low or high SES subjects is discussed in the report. The scale's usefulness in instructional development with differing exam or grading formats, and in relation to equal educational opportunity are discussed. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Alpert Haber Achievement Anxiety Test; Test Retest Reliability
Note: Paper presented at the Annual University of South Carolina Conference on Educational Issues and Research (3rd, Columbia, SC, 1981).