ERIC Number: ED055413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-15
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Trait Anxiety and Dogmatism on State Anxiety During Computer-Assisted Learning.
In this study of the interaction between anxiety trait (A-trait), anxiety state (A-state), and dogmatism in computer-assisted instruction (CAI), subjects were selected on the basis of extreme scores on a measure of anxiety and on a measure of dogmatism. The subjects were presented with a CAI task consisting of difficult mathematical problems. The subject's A-state during the task and number of errors he made on the task were the dependent variables in the study. The hypothesized relationship between dogmatism and A-state was not confirmed. When A-trait was controlled for, subjects did not differ in the level of A-state displayed during the experiment, regardless of their level of dogmatism. As hypothesized, high A-trait subjects had significantly higher levels of A-state during the experiment than low A-trait subjects. Although neither A-trait nor dogmatism was related to errors on the CAI task, a significant interactive effect between mathematics ability and A-state on performance was observed. (JY)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Personnel and Training Branch.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.