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ERIC Number: EJ1041125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
Stereotype Threat, Test Anxiety, and Mathematics Performance
Tempel, Tobias; Neumann, Roland
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v17 n3 p491-501 Sep 2014
We investigated the combined effects of stereotype threat and trait test anxiety on mathematics test performance. Stereotype threat and test anxiety interacted with each other in affecting performance. Trait test anxiety predicted performance only in a diagnostic condition that prevented stereotype threat by stereotype denial. A state measure of fear of the test mediated this influence. However, stereotype threat reduced the performance of low test-anxious participants to the level of high test-anxious participants. Thus, stereotype threat affected persons low in test anxiety but not persons high in test anxiety. Both phenomena apparently share common mechanisms through which they impair performance.
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Language: English
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