ERIC Number: ED470566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Predicting Classroom Communication Anxiety through Students' Motivational Variables.
Anxiety has been shown to have detrimental effects on students in the classroom. This study examined the relations between motivational variables and anxiety. In particular, this study utilized goal orientation theory to examine whether the personal goals a student adopts and the goal structures a student perceives in the classroom are predictors of anxiety. In addition, other motivational variables such as academic efficacy, task values, and expectancy for success were included to examine their relations to anxiety in the classroom. The purpose of the present research was to examine predictors of anxiety in the classroom, while looking particularly closely at personal goals and classroom goal structures to see if, in fact, there are any patterns that predict high/low anxiety. Furthermore, the study investigated if these patterns were present when one accounted for a student's academic efficacy, task values and expectancy for success. (GCP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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