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ERIC Number: ED068885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 11
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Differences in Self-Image Between Groups High and Low in Trait Anxiety.
Cain, Leila S.
Two distinct anxiety factors, labeled trait anxiety and state anxiety, were identified. The trait anxiety factor was interpreted as measuring stable individual differences while the state anxiety factor defined a transitory state of the organism that varied over time. A trait-state conception of anxiety was then proposed that specified the relationship between state anxiety (A-state) and trait anxiety (A-Trait). The purpose of this study was to derive and evaluate various predictions with respect to trait anxiety. It was predicted that, in general, subjects high in A-trait would evidence more stereotyped, and hence less variable, self-images than low A-trait subjects. Two procedures for determining A-trait were utilized. The subjects were drawn from a Special Talent Development Program, a college opportunity program for minority youth. The results led to the conclusion that the state-trait distinction is a fruitful one for predicting both differences in performance and in the self-images for individuals who differ in A-trait. (Author/BW)
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