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ERIC Number: ED442872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-27
Pages: 41
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I'll Begin My Statistics Assignment Tomorrow: The Relationship between Statistics Anxiety and Academic Procrastination.
Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.
Statistics anxiety, which is experienced by as many as 80% of graduate students, has been found to weaken performance in statistics and research methodology courses. This study examined the prevalence of procrastination on statistics assignments among graduate students and the relationship between academic procrastination and six dimensions of statistics anxiety. Participants were 135 graduate students enrolled in 3 sections of a required introductory-level educational research course at a southeastern university. Findings reveal that a high percentage of students reported problems with procrastination on writing term papers, studying for examinations, and completing weekly reading assignments. Overall academic procrastination was significantly positively related to the following dimensions of statistics anxiety: interpretation anxiety, tests class anxiety and fear of asking for help. A canonical correlation analysis reveals that academic procrastination resulting from both fear of failure and task aversiveness was related significantly to the worth given to statistics, interpretation anxiety, test and class anxiety, computational self-concept, fear of asking for help, and fear of the statistics instructor. Implications for statistics anxiety reduction as a procrastination intervention are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 76 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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