ERIC Number: ED128358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-14
Test Anxiety as a Differential Function of Answer Sheet Design.
McKinley, Mark B.; Lorion, James E.
The purpose of this study was to determine if answer sheet design, particularly a self-scoring answer sheet, was a differential variable of test anxiety. Data for the study was gathered from the administration of pre and post anxiety tests, given in conjunction with an in class psychology exam. Students in the control group used conventional IBM answer sheets, while students in the experimental group were furnished with self-scoring answer sheets. The following hypotheses were tested: (1) For the group of students using the IBM answer sheets, the pre-and posttest anxiety scores significantly differ from one another. (2) For the group of students using the self-scoring answer sheets, the pre-and posttest anxiety scores significantly differ. (3) For both groups the posttest anxiety scores significantly differ from one another. (4) For the two groups, the mean performance scores on the psychology exam significantly differ from one another. The results indicated that none of the hypotheses were confirmed. Therefore, it was concluded that answer sheet design has no significant influence on test anxiety. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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