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ERIC Number: EJ1015924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Personality Traits and Examination Anxiety: Moderating Role of Gender
Asghari, Arezou; Abdul.Kadir, Rusnani bte; Elias, Habibah bte; Baba, Maznah bte
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v59 n1 p45-54 Spr 2013
This study is aimed at examining the moderating effect of gender on the relationship between personality traits and state anxiety. The participants were 375 Iranian high school students (193 males and 182 females). The instruments used were the NEO-FFI-3 Inventory and State Anxiety Inventory. Results of the structural model showed that from the five personality dimensions, extraversion and conscientiousness negatively related to state anxiety whereas neuroticism affected it positively. Results of multigroup analysis also revealed that gender moderated the paths between extraversion and state anxiety in female students and conscientiousness and state anxiety in male students. Overall, findings suggested that both personality traits and gender differences can be determinant factors in state anxiety.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: NEO Five Factor Inventory
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A