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ERIC Number: EJ1218674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2368-4526
Student Anxiety and Evaluation
Hull, Kerry; Lawford, Heather; Hood, Suzanne; Oliveira, Vanessa; Murray, Michele; Trempe, Maxime; Crooks, Jamie; Jensen, Murray
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v12 p23-35 2019
The increased prevalence and severity of academic-related distress is of significant concern on college campuses. Of particular relevance to instructors is the anxiety relating to classroom teaching and evaluation practices. Sources of evaluation anxiety include student uncertainty about the nature of the expected demands as well as their ability to meet these demands. This report presents work from a pilot study investigating correlations between evaluation anxiety and perceived evaluation accuracy for different evaluation techniques across four different disciplines. We also examined the potential mediating role of academic self-efficacy in the relationship between anxiety and expected grade. Our results provide insight into methods to reduce anxiety and increase performance. We try to answer the question: "Should instructors focus their efforts on modifying their evaluation tools or increasing academic self-efficacy?"
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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