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Bulgan, Cigdem; Odabas, Hatice Ilhan; Dal, Suzan; Meçu, Elif; Aydin, Mensure – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was the evaluation of state and trait anxiety levels of students in Halic University, School of Physical Education and Sports, during final exams according to their age, department and year in school. For this research, 469 students (mean age 21,17 ± 2,27) studying in 2014-2015 spring term were chosen randomly. As data…
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Students, Foreign Countries, Likert Scales
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Eaton, Judy; Tieber, Christine – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
This study tested whether the structure of a coloring task has an effect on anxiety, mood, and perseverance. Eighty-five undergraduate students were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 coloring conditions: free choice, where they could color an image using any colors they wanted, and forced choice, where they were instructed to copy the colors of a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Freehand Drawing, Color, Task Analysis
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Efe, Hülya Aslan; Efe, Rifat; Yücel, Sait – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In this study, pre-service science teachers' anxiety, self-efficacy and attitudes regarding educational technology were investigated. Given the increased emphasis on educational technology in the classroom, teachers' attitudes, anxiety and self-efficacy regarding educational technology are important. The study was conducted with a total of 726…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Dogan, Cemile – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2016
The current study is a quantitative research that aims to investigate the university students' self-efficacy levels and their relation to their anxiety within an EFL context. To do this, a quantitative research was conducted to scrutinize the self-efficacy and anxiety levels of students at a state university. The participants of the study were 150…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Self Efficacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Huang, Heng-Tsung Danny; Hung, Shao-Ting Alan; Hong, He-Ting Vivian – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2016
This study explored the relationships among language proficiency, two selected test-taker characteristics (i.e., topical knowledge and anxiety), and integrated speaking test performance. Data collection capitalized on three sets of instruments: three integrated tasks derived from TOEFL-iBT preparation materials, the state anxiety inventory created…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Tests, Path Analysis, Test Anxiety
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Randler, Christoph; Demirhan, Eda; Wüst-Ackermann, Peter; Desch, Inga H. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
In science education, dissections of animals are an integral part of teaching, but they often evoke negative emotions. We aimed at reducing negative emotions (anxiety, negative affect [NA]) and increasing positive affect (PA) and self-efficacy by an experimental intervention using a predissection video to instruct students about fish dissection.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Laboratory Procedures, Video Technology, Anxiety
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Randler, Christoph; Wüst-Ackermann, Peter; Demirhan, Eda – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Dissections of human organs and animals are an important part of medical and science education but students usually express negative emotions towards dissections. Some studies show a negative influence of disgust and anxiety on motivation, interest and achievement. Therefore, reducing anxiety and disgust should be an important aim. As humor can…
Descriptors: Science Education, Anxiety, Video Technology, Humor
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Dundas, Ingrid; Thorsheim, Torbjørn; Hjeltnes, Aslak; Binder, Per Einar – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2016
Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) for academic evaluation anxiety and self-confidence in 70 help-seeking bachelor's and master's students was examined. A repeated measures analysis of covariance on the 46 students who completed pretreatment and posttreatment measures (median age = 24 years, 83% women) showed that evaluation anxiety and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Longitudinal Studies, Stress Management, Help Seeking
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Erozkan, Atilgan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The study investigated the relationship between childhood trauma and types of attachment and the predictive role of childhood trauma on types of attachment. The sample was composed of 911 (492 female; 419 male) university students at Mugla Sitki Kocman University, in Turkey. Data were collected using the brief screening version of the Childhood…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Correlation, Children, Trauma
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Erozkan, Atilgan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study investigated the relationship between dimensions of perfectionism and anxiety sensitivity. The study group is composed by 398 (211 female; 187 male) students who were studying at the pedagogical formation certificate program at Mugla Sitki Kocman University. The data were collected by using the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Role, Personality Traits, Measures (Individuals)
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Toker, Betül; Avci, Rasit – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study examined the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral theory (CBT) psycho-educational group program on the academic procrastination behaviors of university students and the persistence of any training effect. This was a quasi-experimental research based on an experimental and control group pretest, posttest, and followup test model.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Pretests Posttests, Experimental Groups
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Kucera, Dalibor; Havigerová, Jana M. – Journal of Pedagogy, 2015
The paper deals with the issue of computational psycholinguistic analysis (CPA) and its experimental application in basic psychological and pedagogical assessment. CPA is a new method which may potentially provide interesting, psychologically relevant information about the author of a particular text, regardless of the text's factual (semantic)…
Descriptors: College Students, Computational Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Personality Traits
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Liu, Chia-Ju; Huang, Chin-Fei; Liu, Ming-Chi; Chien, Yu-Cheng; Lai, Chia-Hung; Huang, Yueh-Min – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
Computerized self-assessment testing can help learners reflect on learning content and can also promote their motivation toward learning. However, a positive affective state is the key to achieving these learning goals. This study aims to examine learning gains and emotional reactions resulting from receiving emotional feedback in the form of…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Feedback (Response), Diagnostic Tests, Hypothesis Testing
Önem, E. E. – Online Submission, 2015
This study aimed to find whether meditation can be effective in terms of anxiety and vocabulary learning in a foreign language learning context. To test this, an experimental pre-test and post-test study was designed. 61 students (14 male-47 female) from the English Language Teaching Department of a state university in Turkey were assigned into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Anxiety, Vocabulary Development
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Hao, Ning; Ku, Yixuan; Liu, Meigui; Hu, Yi; Grabner, Roland H.; Fink, Andreas – Creativity Research Journal, 2014
Previous studies revealed inconsistent findings about the effects of cognitively low or high demanding interpolated tasks during incubation period on post-incubation creative performance. To explain this contradiction, two intervention tasks were administered (Reflecting on the generated ideas [RF] and the Word puzzle task [WP]), which are…
Descriptors: Intervention, Difficulty Level, Cognitive Processes, Creativity
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