ERIC Number: ED195881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Reduction of Test Anxiety in Students Enrolled in Mathematics Courses: Practical Solutions for Counselors.
Leffingwell, R. Jon
Contemporary research on test anxiety shows that there are a number of sources of such anxiety: expectations of parents or teachers; association of grades with personal worth; fear of alienating parents, family, or friends; a feeling of lack of control over one's life. This paper discusses these sources of test anxiety, reviews some of the manifestations or symptoms of such anxiety that teachers can learn to recognize (e.g., apathy, displaced anger, physical displays of panic), and delineates ways in which teachers and counselors can remediate performance anxiety (e.g., through role modeling, rationalized test design, behavioral teaching methods, behavior modification techniques). (Author/CS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Apathy, Behavior Modification, Counseling Techniques, Desensitization, Group Counseling, Literature Reviews, Mathematics Anxiety, Modeling (Psychology), Performance Factors, Psychological Patterns, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Role, Test Anxiety
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Atlanta, GA, March 26-29, 1980).