ERIC Number: ED131387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Anxiety ano Academic Performance: A Review of the Literature on Conceptualization.
Martin, Robert F.
The current focus on individualization of instructional procedures in the "new technology of teaching" has provided impetus for reexamination of anxiety as a variable in academic behavior. Existing literature is reviewed, suggesting the need for a taxonomy to provide some order and the basis for improving research and application. A preliminary taxonomy or conceptual framework is proposed. This orientation suggests that "anxiety" be viewed as a confound of antecedent conditions whose influence on behavior operates on a continuum of facilitative to debilitative, as a function of state-trait-situation, and as a level of academic performance (a continuum from simple to complex). Thus, research should focus on a complex transaction of individual and situational variables with regard to classroom behavior. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Anxiety, Classification, Classroom Environment, Environmental Influences, Literature Reviews, Performance Factors, Psychological Patterns
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