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ERIC Number: EJ802522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Academic Achievement, Perfectionism and Social Support as Predictors of Test Anxiety
Yildirim, Ibrahim; Genctanirim, Dilek; Yalcin, Ilhan; Baydan, Yaprak
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v34 p287-296 2008
This study examined likelihood of high school students' gender, levels of academic achievement, perfectionism and perceived social support in predicting their degree of test anxiety. Participants were 505 students from high schools in the Ankara metropolitan area. The Test Anxiety Inventory, Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale and Perceived Social Support Scale-R were used for data collection. In addition, the Personal Information Form (PIF) was given to the participants to obtain demographic information. Regression analysis was used for data analysis. Significant relationships were found between test anxiety; and perfectionism, social support and academic achievement. Stepwise regression analysis showed that perfectionism, gender, academic achievement, perceived support from friends and support from teachers significantly contributed to the variance in test anxiety. Findings were discussed in accordance with the existing literature and implications for researchers and practitioners were articulated. (Contains 2 tables.)
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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: Turkey