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ERIC Number: EJ799120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
Anxiety in Undergraduate Research Methods Courses: Its Nature and Implications
Papanastasiou, Elena C.; Zembylas, Michalinos
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v31 n2 p155-167 Jul 2008
The study reported in this article examines the nature of anxiety that undergraduate students experience in a research methods course and explores some of the factors that influence their anxiety levels. Two questionnaires measuring the attitudes towards research and the anxiety level were administered to 472 students enrolled in a research methods course at the University of Cyprus between the fall of 2002 and the spring of 2005. The results showed that students' self-perceptions seemed to influence the level of anxiety in such courses, while the grades that students were expecting to earn did not predict students' anxiety. Another important finding was that students who considered research to be important for their profession had higher levels of anxiety. Finally, the implications of this study are discussed and teaching interventions are suggested to assist students deal with their anxiety. (Contains 1 note and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus