ERIC Number: ED076769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: N/A
Effect of Stress Producing Situations on Manipulative Performance of High and Low Test-Anxious Industrial Arts Students.
Holm, Melvin G.
To determine the effect which stress producing situations have upon the performance of a manipulative task by high and low test-anxious subjects, 120 seventh grade boys in general industrial arts shop class were administered the "Test Anxiety Scale for Children" and the "Lie Scale for Children." On the basis of their scores, 60 boys were selected as subjects and randomly assigned to high and low test-anxious groups. The task consisted of driving nails into blocks of wood under stress and non-stress conditions. The two groups were tested for equivalency by means of a t-test. Results of the t-test indicated that the groups were equal, and the data were then subjected to a two-way analysis of variance to determine any main effects attributable to test anxiety levels and treatments. Data analysis failed to reveal any significant difference in nail driving ability between high and low test anxiety levels or between stress and non-stress treatments. Analysis of hammering errors revealed a significant difference in errors between treatments of high test-anxious subjects, but there was no significant difference in errors between the high and low test-anxious groups when both treatments were compared simultaneously. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Grade 7, Industrial Arts, Males, Stress Variables, Task Performance, Tests
University Microfilms, A Xerox Company, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 (Order No. 73-7038, MF $4.00, Xerography $10.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Missouri Univ., Columbia