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ERIC Number: ED424244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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The Relationship between Test Anxiety and Self-Regulation on Students' Motivation and Learning.
Bembenutty, Hefer; McKeachie, Wilbert J.; Karabenick, Stuart A.; Lin, Yi-Guang
The detrimental effects of test anxiety on knowledge acquisition as well as performance can occur by interfering with students' motivational tendencies and the use of effective cognitive and learning strategies. A promising conceptual approach to the constellation of student characteristics that may moderate the effects of test anxiety is self-regulation, the processes that maintain the cognition, affect, and behavior necessary to achieve intended goals. Self-regulation involves study environment management and the effort to regulate the learning process, securing academic success. This study examined the ways in which test anxiety and students' use of self-regulation relate to students' motivational tendencies, use of learning strategies, and academic performance. These relationships were examined by focusing on 429 college students who were low-, medium-, or high-test anxiety subjects and either low or high self-regulated learners. While definite relationships between test anxiety and self-regulation on students' motivation and use of learning strategies were found, moderating effects were not seen, at least as far as self-regulation was operationalized in this study. These findings suggest the need for additional studies of whether alternative ways to operationalize self-regulation may reveal moderating effects. (Contains 2 tables and 31 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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