ERIC Number: ED250336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Measurement of Test Anxiety.
DeVito, Anthony J.; And Others
To assist the clinician or researcher in scale selection, four symposium papers discussed instruments available to measure test anxiety (TA), with special attention given to the newly-developed Test Anxiety Inventory (TAI). Following an integrative summary delivered by the chairperson (DeVito), the first paper (Conetta and Tryon) reviewed the two basic types of self-report TA instruments--those measuring global TA and those measuring specific aspects of TA separately--and reported their use in TA literature. The second paper (DeVito, Tryon, and Kane) provided additional validity data for the TAI. The TAI emotionality and worry scales were correlated with the Mooney Problem Check Lists (PCL) items using data from 525 college freshmen. PCL items significantly related to the TAI were considered with regard to the validity of the TAI and implications for the theory and understanding of TA. The third paper (Kane, DeVito, and Tryon) discussed the relationship of the TAI to the Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes and selected Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory scales. The final paper (Carlson and DeVito) reported a study of 273 freshmen on the equivalence of actual and recalled measures of test anxiety using the A-state scale of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. (Author/BS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mooney Problem Check List; State Trait Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger); Test Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger)
Note: Papers presented at a Symposium of the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (Philadelphia, PA, April 6-9, 1983).