ERIC Number: ED237911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Seating Arrangement and Anxiety as Related to WAIS-R Subtest Performance.
Steyaert, James P.; Snyder, John F.
Performance on the Digit Span (DSP) and Digit Symbol (DSY) subtests of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) have been said to be vulnerable to the effects of anxiety, seating arrangements, and sex of subject. To determine the effects of these variables on anxiety and test performance on the WAIS-R DSP and DSY subtests, 40 male and 40 female college students were administered the subtests after being assigned to a seating position (corner-to-corner vs. face-to-face). Both before and after the subtest administration, subjects completed the Affective Adjective Checklist to assess their anxiety status. An analysis of the results showed that seating arrangement, anxiety levels, and sex of subject had no significant effect on subtest scores. Further, anxiety was unrelated to seating arrangement or subject gender. (BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (Revised)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (91st, Anaheim, CA, August 26-30, 1983). Best copy available.