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ERIC Number: EJ1021277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Latent Profile Analyses of Test Anxiety: A Pilot Study
von der Embse, Nathaniel P.; Mata, Andrea D.; Segool, Natasha; Scott, Emma-Catherine
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v32 n2 p165-172 Apr 2014
In an era of test-based accountability, there has been a renewed interest in understanding the relationship between test anxiety and test performance. The development and validation of test anxiety scales have grown with the rise of test anxiety research. Research is needed to critically examine the psychometric properties of these scales prior to widespread use. The purpose of this brief report is to demonstrate the use of latent profile analysis (LPA) to develop test anxiety profiles on the FRIEDBEN Test Anxiety Scale. LPA was performed using a sample of 1,133 students from five high schools in a Midwestern state. Results indicate three distinct test anxiety profiles (i.e., high, mid, and low anxiety profiles).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 11
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Language: English
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