ERIC Number: ED178547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
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A Sixteen Item Trait Anxiety Scale for Children and Children, Physiological Sweating, Teaching Approaches and Anxiety. Research Reports, Volume III, Issue IV.
Rupnow, Allan A.
Two research reports are included in this document. The first is a study of children's anxiety. A sixteen-item trait anxiety scale was used on a population of students in grades 4 through 6. The first ten items measured anxiety about making mistakes in performing physical education activities, and the remaining six items measured general anxiety. Results indicated that girls showed more anxiety than boys and that there was a high correlation between unskilled, unfit, and unmotivated children and anxiety. The second report is concerned with the relationship of children's sweating and anxiety to competitive and problem solving teaching techniques in physical education classes. Students in grades 4 and 5 were administered the 20-item Physical Education Anxiety Scale for Children (PEASC) to determine their anxiety levels about motor performance. A sweat bottle measure was used to determine the quantity of palm sweating. It was concluded that children sweated more under competitive conditions than under the problem solving method. There were no significant results for analyses of PEASC scores. (MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Research Inst. for Studies in Education.