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ERIC Number: ED141814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
Some Effects of Heightening Anxiety Levels on Writing Performance of Students with Different Levels of Creativity and Prior Anxiety.
Lynch, Mervin D.; May, Lucille
This study's purpose was to investigate effects of heightened anxiety upon writing performance of subjects with different levels of creativity and prior anxiety. Eighty ninth-graders were divided by median splits on test scores into high and low creativity and prior anxiety levels. Subjects produced editorial essays half under high and half under low induced anxiety. Measures were obtained on writing style, grammatical errors, lexical diversity, mood, and judged satisfaction. High, as opposed to low, creatives wrote with fewer grammatical, spelling, and total errors, and with greater lexical diversity when experiencing induced anxiety. Induced anxiety was facilitative for high creatives and debilitative for low creatives. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 1977)