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ERIC Number: ED263889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effects of Training on Computerized Aptitude Test Performance and Anxiety.
Lee, Jo Ann; Hopkins, Lisa
Subjects for an investigation of the effects of training with a computer and past computer experience on the computerized aptitude test performance of college students were 92 undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who participated in a test study utilizing six Apple II+ microcomputers. The study was conducted to determine whether: (1) computerized test performance would be significantly enhanced and the concomitant anxiety level would be significantly lowered by increasing the amount of training with the computer prior to testing; and (2) increasing the amount of training with the computer would significantly reduce the difference between the mean anxiety level occurring with a computerized test and the mean anxiety level occurring with a paper-and-pencil test. Test performance was measured by the number-correct score on an arithmetic reasoning test. Results indicate that neither training immediately before testing nor past computer experience appear to significantly affect computerized test performance or the concomitant anxiety level. The mean paper-and-pencil test score was higher than the mean computerized score, however, and it is suggested that differences between pencil-and-paper and computerized test performance may be the result of human error and deficiencies of the computer software. A list of references completes the document. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A