ERIC Number: ED071412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Interaction of Abilities and Anxiety with Availability of Objectives and/or Test Items on Computer-based Task Performance.
Merrill, Paul F.; Towle, Nelson J.
The effects of behavioral objectives and/or criterion test items on the learning process were investigated. The 123 subjects were randomly assigned to either an example-only, an objective-example, a test-example, or an objective-test-example group. Objectives significantly increased the amount of time subjects spent studying the example displays. A significant ability by treatment interaction revealed that display latency had a negative relationship to reasoning ability for subjects in the test-example and objective-test-example groups, but was not related to reasoning for subjects in the example-only and objective-example groups. Differential relationships between state-anxiety and treatments were also observed. (Author/JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.
Note: Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Washington, D. C., September 1971)