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Larson, Heidi A.; El Ramahi, Mera K.; Conn, Steven R.; Estes, Lincoln A.; Ghibellini, Amanda B. – Journal of School Counseling, 2010
The purpose of this study was to reduce the negative effects that self-perceived levels of test anxiety have on third-grade students. The participants in this study consisted of 177 third-grade students at two Midwestern public elementary schools. Students at one school were taught relaxation techniques, while students at the second school served…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, High Stakes Tests, Grade 3
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Bas, Gökhan – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
The current research aimed at examining the mediating role of test anxiety in the relationship between teaching-learning conceptions and academic achievement. The correlation investigation model was adopted in this research. The participants of the research were volunteering teachers (n = 108) and students (n = 526) from five different high…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Multiple Regression Analysis, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods
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Behnam, Biook; Jenani, Shalaleh; Ahangari, Saeideh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
The present study aimed to examine the effect of time-management training on Iranian EFL learners' test-anxiety and self-efficacy. A quasi-experimental design was used. The study was carried out in Tabriz Azad University and University of Applied Sciences and Technology. Thirty-eight BA students majoring in TEFL who enrolled in the above mentioned…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Time Management, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Bowman, Noah; Driscoll, Richard – Online Submission, 2013
This study was undertaken to replicate prior research in which a brief counter-conditioning and confidence training program was found to reduce anxiety and raise test scores. First-semester college students were screened with the Westside Test Anxiety Scale, and the 25 identified as having high or moderately-high anxiety were randomly divided…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), School Holding Power, Intervention, Measures (Individuals)
Driscoll, Richard – Online Submission, 2007
The Westside Test Anxiety Scale is a brief, ten item instrument designed to identify students with anxiety impairments who could benefit from an anxiety-reduction intervention. The scale items cover self-assessed anxiety impairment and cognitions which can impair performance. Correlations between anxiety-reduction as measured by the scale and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Grade 5, Intervention, Test Validity
Ross, David B.; Driscoll, Richard – Online Submission, 2006
The presentation covers information on test anxiety reduction strategies from over thirty years of experience with clients of a variety of ages. Dr. Ross is from the College of Lake County. Dr. Driscoll is a private practitioner and Director of the American Test Anxieties Association. The purpose is to address age appropriate test anxiety…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Intervention
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Gheitasi, Mojtaba – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This study tried to examine the level of anxiety of Iranian high school students in English language exams and their attitudes towards English language learning. Further, relationship between these two variables and the differences between test anxiety and attitude in different genders and majors of study were addressed. Westside Test Anxiety…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Anxiety, High School Students, English (Second Language)
Driscoll, Richard; Evans, Ginger; Ramsey, Gary; Wheeler, Sara – Online Submission, 2009
Nursing programs can be highly stressful, and the investigation was undertaken to see if nursing students are more test anxious than students in other fields. The Westside Test Anxiety Scale has administered to 298 nursing students at two colleges, and to a comparison group of 471 high school and college students. Fully 30% of nursing students…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Test Anxiety, Comparative Analysis
Campbell, Drey – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Test anxiety is problem that affects college students. Explanatory mixed methods research was completed with the objective of understanding the interrelationship of prayer and test anxiety as well as the potential therapeutic effects of Christian prayer on test anxiety. It was hypothesized that Christian prayer would have significant effects on…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Mixed Methods Research, Beliefs, Christianity
Evans, Ginger; Ramsey, Gary; Driscoll, Richard – Online Submission, 2010
Nursing programs can be highly stressful, and nursing students have been found to be more test-anxious than other students. The present investigation examines a practical program to reduce test-anxiety impairment and improve academic performance for a significant number of highly anxious nursing students. Incoming nursing students were screened…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Exit Examinations, Program Effectiveness
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Onyeizugbo, Euckay U. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: Test anxiety inhibits students from performing according to their full potential in academic setting. Objectives: This study investigated self-efficacy, gender and trait anxiety as moderators of test anxiety. Method: Two hundred and forty nine (249) psychology majors drawn from a university in Eastern Nigeria participated in the…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
Mohler, Marie Elaine – ProQuest LLC, 2013
There are many reasons a person may fail a high stakes test such as the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). Sleep deprivation, illness, life stressors, knowledge deficit, and test anxiety are some of the common explanations. A student with test anxiety may feel threatened by this evaluation process. This…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, High Stakes Tests, Stress Management, Stress Variables
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Basol, Gülsah; Zabun, Engin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The purpose of the current study is to determine to what extent the following four variables explain K-8 students' SBS success levels; these variables being attendance to private SBS preperation courses, multidimensional perfectionism, parental attitude types, and test anxiety. SBS is a nationwide, high stake, high school placement test taken by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Success, High School Students, Student Placement
Driscoll, Richard; Holt, Bruce – Online Submission, 2012
This study was undertaken to replicate prior findings in which a test-anxiety control training produced substantial test gains among students on academic probation. Twelve first semester students with marginal achievement were identified, screened for test anxiety, and found to have substantially higher anxiety than other students. Ten of the…
Descriptors: Academic Probation, School Holding Power, Test Anxiety, Academic Persistence
Fitch, Trey, Ed.; Marshall, Jennifer L., Ed. – American Counseling Association, 2011
In this book, group work and college counseling leaders offer step-by-step instruction in the effective use and processing of structured group activities on topics such as test anxiety; stress and anxiety management; ADHD; career development; substance abuse; eating disorders; and the unique concerns faced by GLBT students, first-generation…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, First Generation College Students, Eating Disorders, Career Development
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