ERIC Number: ED076060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Anxiety Reduction Techniques on Anxiety and Computer-Assisted Learning and Evaluation of College Students. Final Report.
O'Neil, Harold F., Jr.; And Others
The goal of this project was to examine various anxiety reduction techniques on the state anxiety levels and performance of college students. These techniques ranged from instructional to experimental treatments and were investigated in a range of computer-based situations. The state-trait anxiety inventory developed by Spielberger, Gorsuch, and Lushene (1970) was used to measure both trait and state anxiety in these studies. The materials were presented by an IBM 1500 computer-assisted instruction system, which also presented the state anxiety scales and recorded student responses. Six studies were conducted to accomplish the project goals. The first study focused on the effect of stimulating curiosity as an anxiety-reducer. Next, a series of five studies examined the impact of anxiety on computer-based intelligence testing, and methods were investigated for reducing test anxiety. Prior terminal experience was shown to reduce anxiety for students during a computer-administered intelligence test. The comparative effectiveness of these test anxiety reduction treatments across the several studies was discussed. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Computer-Assisted Instruction Lab.