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ERIC Number: EJ1135228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2014-3591
Achievement Emotions and Achievement Goals in Support of the Convergent, Divergent and Criterion Validity of the Spanish-Cognitive Test Anxiety Scale
Sánchez-Rosas, Javier; Furlan, Luis Alberto
International Journal of Educational Psychology, v6 n1 p67-92 Feb 2017
Based on the control-value theory of achievement emotions and theory of achievement goals, this research provides evidence of convergent, divergent, and criterion validity of the Spanish Cognitive Test Anxiety Scale (S-CTAS). A sample of Argentinean undergraduates responded to several scales administered at three points. At time 1 and 3, the sample responded to scales designed to assess their adoption of mastery and performance goals. At time 2, they responded to the SCTAS and items assessing their anxiety and shame in class, and their enjoyment, hopelessness, shame, and anxiety experienced in exam. Results demonstrated the convergent and divergent validity of the S-CTAS through correlations with other class and test emotions scales measuring outcome and activity-emotions. Furthermore, the findings verified the criterion validity of the S-CTAS by estimating the predictive influence of achievement goals on cognitive test anxiety and other emotions, and in turn the effects of cognitive test anxiety and these emotions on achievement goals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina
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