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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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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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Saracaloglu, Asuman Seda; Dinçer, Beste; Gerçeker, Ceren Saygi – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship among the general, academic procrastination behavior of music teacher candidates, attitudes of test anxieties in terms of gender, grade levels and weekly study hours. The study was designed as relational correlational survey method. The sample of the study consisted of totally 73 teacher…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preservice Teachers, Time Management, Test Anxiety
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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
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
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; 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
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
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
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
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
Miller, Nichole; DeLapp, Renee; Driscoll, Richard – Online Submission, 2007
Given the high incidence of test-anxiety impairment and the need to treat more students, the study was undertaken to assess a group-administered intervention requiring a minimum of staff hours. An "active control" training was used which has been shown to provide strong anxiety reduction and respectable test score gains in prior studies. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Scores, Grade 6, Test Anxiety
Driscoll, Richard; Holt, Bruce; Hunter, Lori – Online Submission, 2005
The study evaluates the test-gain benefits of an accelerated desensitization and adaptive attitudes intervention for test-anxious students. College students were screened for high test anxiety. Twenty anxious students, half of them on academic probation, were assigned to an Intervention or to a minimal treatment Control group. The Intervention was…
Descriptors: Intervention, School Counselors, Desensitization, Control Groups
Miller, Melanie; Morton, Jerome; Driscoll, Richard; Davis, Kai A. – Online Submission, 2006
The study evaluates an easily-administered test-anxiety reduction program. An entire fifth grade was screened, and 36 students identified as test-anxious were randomly assigned to an Intervention or a non-participant Control group. The intervention was an accelerated desensitization and adaptive attitudes (ADAA) treatment which involved…
Descriptors: Intervention, Desensitization, Relaxation Training, Stress Management
Driscoll, Richard – Online Submission, 2006
An anxiety desensitization method is presented which counters over-arousal through strenuous muscle stretch-tense, deep breath, release-relax and positive suggestion sequences; and uses positive adaptive images to replace negative cognitions and to promote confidence. The addition of the stretch-tense and positive images components are expected to…
Descriptors: Desensitization, Anxiety, Stress Management, Test Anxiety