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Alibak, Morteza; Talebi, Hooshang; Neshat-Doost, Hamid-Taher – Journal of Educators Online, 2019
Test anxiety is a serious problem for many college students. This study examines the development and validation of the Online Test Anxiety Inventory (OTAI) to evaluate test anxiety among online students. In this study, the OTAI is developed and administered to a sample of 157 postgraduate online students: 77 males and 80 females, aged 22 to 51…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Likert Scales, Test Anxiety, College Students
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Turan, Zeynep; Meral, Elif – Informatics in Education, 2018
The use of different tools in the field of education has become widespread with the developments in technology. Online student response systems are one of these tools. Online student response systems have been used for many years. In the last couple of years, game items have been added, and game-based online student response systems have started…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Test Anxiety
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Abdollahi, Abbas; Abu Talib, Mansor – School Psychology International, 2015
Test anxiety is one of the common forms of anxiety for students. Thus, it is necessary to improve our knowledge regarding the etiology of test anxiety. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between perfectionism, emotional intelligence, and test anxiety among Iranian students. This study also was conducted to test emotional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Intelligence, Test Anxiety, Psychological Patterns
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Dodeen, Hamzeh; Darabi, Maher – Research Papers in Education, 2009
Person-fit is a statistical index that can be used as a direct measure of assessment accuracy by analysing response patterns and identifying individuals with aberrant or unusual responses with respect to a testing model. For these individuals test scores may be an inaccurate measure of their true ability. To comprehend person-fit and its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goodness of Fit, Personality, Test Anxiety
Rasor, Lori T.; Rasor, Richard A. – 1998
A study was conducted on community college students in order to determine the correlational values among the variables of test anxiety and study behavior, and the student characteristics of age, gender, and ethnicity. Students enrolled in introductory psychology and English classes at American River College and Sacramento City College in…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Behavioral Science Research, Black Students, Community Colleges
Price, Elsa C. – 1992
To meet the challenges created by diverse learning styles and abilities, community college students are often required to take placement tests to identify individual learning styles. This study was conducted to determine whether organizing students into activity groups based on learning style contributes to performance; and whether grouping…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Students, Community Colleges, Group Activities
Wendell, Anne-Sojourner; Tobias, Sigmund – 1983
This study investigated whether test anxiety affected performance because: (1) examination stress interfered with retrieval of previously learned material, or (2) initial learning was less thorough. Results indicated significant negative correlations with acquisition indices and partially supported a retrieval deficit. Suggestions for further…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Higher Education, Long Term Memory
Sacks, Joanne; And Others – 1982
Current test anxiety theory suggests that achievement differences between high and low anxious students are due to differences in attention. In an attempt to investigate the interaction between various components of test anxiety, stress, and tasks measuring attentional flexibility, undergraduate students (N=45) completed Sarason's Test Anxiety…
Descriptors: Attention Control, College Students, Higher Education, Listening
Billingham, Katherine A.; And Others – 1981
Research has recognized that anxiety may exert a debilitating effect on students' academic performance; however, many studies of test anxiety have been limited by their failure to consider sex differences. Two studies were conducted to analyze sex differences of the Test Anxiety Scale (TAS) and achievement correlates and to validate a factor…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Achievement Tests, College Students
Green, Kathy – 1981
Item response changing as a function of test anxiety was investigated. Seventy graduate students enrolled in a basic statistics course completed 73 multiple-choice items on the course content and the Test Anxiety Scale (TAS). The TAS consisted of 25 items that students indicated were descriptive (true) or not descriptive (false) of themselves.…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Multiple Choice Tests
Hedl, John J., Jr.; And Others – 1978
The effects of achievement-oriented and neutral instructions on the humor ratings of both testing and non-testing cartoons were assessed for high- and low test-anxious students. The effects of humor in reducing state anxiety were also evaluated. Fifty-two undergraduate students were selected on the basis of their Test Anxiety Scale scores. Both…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Cartoons, Higher Education
Tobias, Sigmund – 1984
Students' macroprocessing of instruction was studied in a learning situation which used adjunct questions. The subjects were offered various macroprocessing options while reading a passage on data processing and computer programming. Each sentence appeared on a computer CRT screen one at a time. The options included: (1) review any sentence or…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing
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Paulman, Ronald G.; Kennelly, Kevin J. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1984
Exam-skilled, high-anxious college students performed comparably with skilled, low-anxious peers on the Raven Advanced Progressive Matrices, yet significantly worse on the concurrent backward Digit Span test. Conversely, high-anxious, unskilled subjects were exceeded by low-anxious, unskilled peers on both tasks. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Higher Education, Performance Factors, Test Anxiety
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Smith, Ronald E.; Nye, S. Lee – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1989
Assessed effects on undergraduate students (N=54) of direct (induced affect) and generalized (covert rehearsal) cognitive-behavior coping skills programs for test anxiety. Found both training procedures significantly reduced test anxiety but that induced affect yielded largest anxiety decrease and greatest test performance improvement while covert…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Restructuring, Coping
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Tobias, Sigmund – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1987
Students were randomly assigned to read a text passage displayed on microcomputers in one of four conditions: (1) required reviewing of main; or (2) alternate text when responses to adjunct questions were incorrect; (3) reading with adjunct questions; and (4) reading without adjunct questions. (Author/LMO)
Descriptors: Aptitude Treatment Interaction, High Schools, Learning Processes, Microcomputers
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