Test Anxiety

Test Anxiety

Further insights into the cause - effect relation between test anxiety and scores on ability and achievement tests would seem to require experimental studies in which test anxiety serves as a dependent variable .

Author: Charles Donald Spielberger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0891162127

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Test Anxiety

Test Anxiety

8.1 cOnsTRUcTs OF TesT AnXIeTY Mandler and Sarason (1952) theorized that test anxiety was a single latent or underlying trait, and they developed the Test Anxiety Scale to measure this construct. Spielberger (1980) questioned the ...

Author: Marty Sapp

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761862406

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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This book is designed to give students and researchers the confidence to understand, assess, treat, and research test anxiety. Marty Sapp presents the various cognitive and behavioral theories of test anxiety along with instruments for measuring test anxiety. He integrates statistical methodology, measurement, and research designs with actual research situations that occur within the test anxiety field. In addition, the SPSS codes for conducting sample reliability and validity are provided along with the codes for finding confidence intervals around population reliability measures. Like the previous edition, the logic of structural equations modeling is presented with the EQS structural equations program. Many researchers view test anxiety as existing of factors such as Sarasons’s four-factor model or Spielberger’s two-factor model. Both models can be easily analyzed by EQS. In terms of treatment, affective, cognitive, behavioral, hypnosis, systematic desensitization, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and the Eye-Movement Technique (EMT) are presented. This book integrates applied research designs and statistical and measurement methodology that frequently occur in the test anxiety literature, but the methodological treatment of research is nonmathematical. Finally, extensive discussions of treatments for test anxiety are provided.
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Test Anxiety

Test Anxiety

Thus, test anxiety may 1: viewed as a continuum, with facilitating and debilitating anxiety as anc Why one person or group experiences one kind of test anxiety and others another kind is an important question left unanswered by current ...

Author: Moshe Zeidner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306457296

Category: Education

Page: 440

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As the Information Age continues to evolve, test scores will become ever more important as a means of evaluating applicants for demanding technological jobs and candidates for admission into elite schools. The potentially crippling anxiety associated with this competitive atmosphere has created a tremendous body of research. Test Anxiety: The State of the Art is the only comprehensive, up-to-date, and integrative review of the vast body of literature on the problem. The book addresses all aspects of test anxiety, especially those involving theory, research, assessment, and individual differences among sufferers. This book will be an excellent text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and education, especially those concerned with stress and adaptation; personality theory and research; and clinical, counseling, consulting, and developmental psychology. Practitioners - psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, school administrators, and teachers - will likely find useful information on etiology, symptomatology, and intervention with respect to test anxiety.
Categories: Education

Test Anxiety

Test Anxiety

... 123 - 124 State Anxiety Inventory , 353 State - Trait Anxiety Inventory , 94 , 165 State - trait model , 18 - 21 components of , 21 - 24 Stimulus ( i ) , of anxiety , see also Test stimuli transpersonal psychology and , 36 Stress ...

Author: Irwin G. Sarason

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015000524515

Category: Psychology

Page: 406

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Test Anxiety What You Can Do About It

Test Anxiety   What You Can Do About It

needed to lower the high anxiety that so often contributes to lower test performance . There is a glossary of terms as well as appendices of valuable information in the back of the book . Test Anxiety & What You Can Do About It is just ...

Author: Joseph Casbarro

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 1887943633

Category: Education

Page: 223

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Dr. Kenneth Shore, family and educational psychologist presents an innovative plan to address bullying prevention across all constituencies who play a role in a school community. Through the use of the video and the accompanying manual, each stakeholder group learns critical information on what he/she can do to specifically address, reduce and eliminate bullying in our schools.
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Advances in Test Anxiety Research

Advances in Test Anxiety Research

The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between test anxiety , academic performance , and task involvement , standing for study habits . A major issue consists in carrying out a longitudinal study thereby making ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000116159207

Category: Anxiety

Page:

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Categories: Anxiety

The Anti Test Anxiety Society

The Anti Test Anxiety Society

Teaching children how to deal with test anxiety in school.

Author: Julia Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: 1937870308

Category: Education

Page: 32

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Help children learn techniques for taking tests in school.
Categories: Education

Stress and Anxiety

Stress and Anxiety

A comparison of the differential predictive power of general and specific A - trait tests should therefore be based on ... COMPARATIVE VALIDITY OF GENERAL AND TEST TRAIT ANXIETY In the present study it was hypothesized that a test A ...

Author: Charles Donald Spielberger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0891163107

Category: Psychology

Page: 283

View: 511

First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Handbook of Social and Evaluation Anxiety

Handbook of Social and Evaluation Anxiety

attribute successful task performance to external factors (e.g., "It was an easy test"). She also found that test anxiety is positively correlated with scores on the Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (Watson & Friend, 1969).

Author: H. Leitenberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306434389

Category: Psychology

Page: 553

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For a long time I have wanted to put together a book about sodal and evaluation anxiety. Sodal-evaluation anxiety seemed to be a stressful part of so many people's everyday experience. It also seemed to be apart of so many of the clinical problems that I worked with. Common terms that fit under this rubric include fears of rejection, humiliation, critidsm, embarrassment, ridicule, failure, and abandonment. Examples of sodal and evaluation anxiety include shyness; sodal inhibition; sodal timidity; public speaking anxiety; feelings of self-consdousness and awkwardness in sodal situations; test anxiety; perfor mance anxiety in sports, theater, dance, or music; shame; guilt; separation anx iety; sodal withdrawal; procrastination; and fear of job interviews or job evalua tions, of asking someone out, of not making a good impression, or of appearing stupid, foolish, or physically unattractive. In its extreme form, sodal anxiety is a behavior disorder in its own right sodal phobia. This involves not only feelings of anxiety but also avoidance and withdrawal from sodal situations in which scrutiny and negative evaluation are antidpated. Sodal-evaluation anxiety also plays a role in other clinical disorders. For example, people with agoraphobia are afraid of having a panic attack in public in part because they fear making a spectacle of themselves. Moreover, even their dominant terrors of going crazy or having a heart attack seem to reflect a central concern with sodal abandonment and isolation.
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Anxiety

Anxiety

Test Anxiety One area of work concerns test anxiety . Test anxiety is a person's tendency to become anxious before and during evaluative examinations , especially under highly evaluative conditions , with the result that the person's ...

Author: Donald G. Forgays

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317837145

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Emotions and Anxiety PLE Emotion

Emotions and Anxiety  PLE  Emotion

THE TREATMENT OF TEST ANXIETY Many different types of therapeutic procedures have been employed in the treatment of test anxiety. These include individual and group counseling, systematic desensitization, implosion therapy, ...

Author: Marvin Zuckerman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317592747

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

View: 524

First published in 1976, this volume was completely new with original contributions and traces the advances in theory and research on anxiety and emotion of the previous decade. The authors examine the origins of fear, anxiety, and other emotions and consider self-report and psychophysiological approaches to the measurement of anxiety. Also considered are the effects of anxiety on the behaviour of normal and abnormal subjects, and the volume concludes with behavioural approaches to assessment and treatment of anxiety in clinical settings.
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Anxiety Management Training

Anxiety Management Training

Outcome Studies Involving Anxiety Management Training Study Sample Outcome”,” Situation-specific Test anxiety: Deffenbacher & Shelton (1978) Deffenbacher & Michaels (1981a) Deffenbacher & Michaels (1981b) Deffenbacher, Michaels, Daley, ...

Author: Richard M. Suinn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781489935670

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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This book owes its existence to an ideal, a burning frustration, and a trusted believer. The ideal was the sense that governed my feelings about systematic desensitization during my early introduction to its benefits. It is hard to put into words the initial doubts that pervaded me during my first attempt with desensitization with a seriously phobic client, as I re ligiously worked my way through the procedure: "Will this client really become relaxed? And then what-will the visualization actually occur? And then what-will the fear really vanish, just like that?" And oh, the feeling of discovery, and validation, when indeed the process worked, and worked well. Desensitization was everything it was claimed to be: systematic, clean, theoretically grounded, empirically tested, applicable as a behavioral technology regardless of one's own theoretical bias. And there were testable outcomes; concrete evidence for change. So I became invested and aimed at doing more with desensitization. My students and I raised some theoretical questions in order to open the doors for revising the desensitization to improve on its applications. We tested the rapidity with which desensitization could be accomplished, shortening the time by shortening the anxiety hierarchy. Along with others, we studied the question of group delivery, and reducing the total number of sessions, as well as examining the use of audiotaped delivery of services.
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The Wiley Handbook of Anxiety Disorders

The Wiley Handbook of Anxiety Disorders

584 Moshe Zeidner the prevalence for test anxiety suggest estimates close to 25–40% of the population; higher prevalence rates have consistently been reported for females and ethnic minorities (Carter, Williams, & Silverman, 2008; ...

Author: Paul Emmelkamp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118775356

Category: Psychology

Page: 1440

View: 121

This state-of-the-art Handbook on the research and treatment of anxiety and related disorders is the most internationally and clinically oriented Handbook currently available, encompassing a broad network of researchers, from leading experts in the field to rising stars. The very first handbook to cover anxiety disorders according to the new DSM-5 criteria Published in two volumes, the International Handbook provides the most wide-ranging treatment of the state-of-the-art research in the anxiety disorders Offers a truly international aspect, including authors from different continents and covering issues of relevance to non-Western countries Includes discussion of the latest treatments, including work on persistence of compulsions, virtual reality exposure therapy, cognitive bias modification, cognitive enhancers, and imagery rescripting Covers treatment failures, transdiagnostic approaches, and includes treatment issues for children as well as the older population Edited by leaders in the field, responsible for some of the most important advances in our understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders 2 Volumes
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Stress and Anxiety

Stress and Anxiety

Trait-Anxiety is defined as the tendency to appraise a situation as threatening and to react with a rise of State-Anxiety. Test anxiety as one specification of general anxiety, which occurs in evaluative situations, can therefore be ...

Author: Petra Buchwald

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 9783832528867

Category: Psychology

Page: 142

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The book focuses on stress in the context of education and health. The first part is concerned with stress in educational settings including stress, anxiety, and coping of preschoolers, primary school children, college students adolescents and teachers. The second part deals with stress and its effects on health, e.g. while coping with a distaster, with chronic pain or myocardial infarction.
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Anxiety 101

Anxiety 101

Concomitant with the increased public concern with evaluative stress and test anxiety, test anxiety research has flourished over the years. The current widespread interest in helping student populations at all age levels achieve ...

Author: Moshe Zeidner, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826104894

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

View: 935

"This is the book I've been waiting for. The field has needed a clear and thorough review of anxiety, and now it exists." Joseph LeDoux, PhD, author, The Emotional Brain and Synaptic Self Center for Neural Science, New York University "Anxiety 101, written by two prominent figures in the field of anxiety research, provides a thorough introduction to the concept of anxiety, placing it in the broad matrix of human concerns. The authors address evolutionary origins of anxiety, functions that anxiety and fear play in maintaining life, and ways in which these emotions can get out of control. An excellent introduction to students who want to understand the many ways in which scientists have approached the topic of anxiety." Charles S. Carver , PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology. Department of Psychology, University of Miami " What are the origins of anxiety?" How do we best assess anxiety? " How does anxiety affect cognitive outcomes? " Does intervention help? This book provides students with a clear understanding of anxiety research and practice. It reflects the substantial progress recently made in research in the areas of differentiation, new theoretical approaches, advances in locating the neurobiological underpinnings of anxiety and anxiety disorders, assessment, and treatment techniques. It covers many of the major contexts that produce anxiety in modern society, including tests, sports performance, social interaction, and more. The authors have culled vast amounts of up-to-date information on anxiety, including theory, research, assessment, individual differences, and interventions. Anxiety 101 draws upon contributions from the fields of personality and social psychology, stress, coping and emotions, psychobiology, and neuroscience in order to provide the most comprehensive information available. Key Features: " Provides a historical and theoretical approach to the study of anxiety" Presents a unified conceptual and research framework based on current transactional and cognitive-motivational views of stress and anxiety" Includes a state-of-the-art review of current theories, research findings, assessment, and treatment The Psych 101 Series Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.
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Test Anxiety

Test Anxiety

This work has also benefitted from the author’s lo- standing and productive collaboration with leading contributors to test anxiety theory and research, and his active participation in national and international conferences devoted to ...

Author: Moshe Zeidner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306471452

Category: Psychology

Page: 440

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Examination stress and test anxiety are pervasive problems in modern society. As the information age continues to evolve, test scores will become even more important than they are today in evaluating applicants for demanding jobs and candidates for admission into highly competitive educational programs. Because test anxiety gen- ally causes decrements in performance and undermines academic achievement, the development of effective therapeutic interventions for reducing its adverse effects will continue to be an important priority for counselors, psychologists, and educators. Alleviating test anxiety will also serve to counteract the diminished access to edu- tional and occupational opportunities that is frequently experienced by test-anxious individuals. As its title promises, this volume provides a state-of-the-art evaluation of the nature, antecedents, correlates, and consequences of examination stress and test anxiety. Professor Zeidner’s cogent and comprehensive analysis of the affective, cognitive, somatic, and behavioral manifestations of test anxiety are grounded in the extensive knowledge he has gained from his own research on the assessment and treatment of test anxiety. This work has also benefitted from the author’s lo- standing and productive collaboration with leading contributors to test anxiety theory and research, and his active participation in national and international conferences devoted to understanding test anxiety, including those convened by the Society for Test Anxiety Research (STAR).
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Anxiety and Self Focused Attention

Anxiety and Self Focused Attention

were correlated with test anxiety. Nor did the listed thoughts and endoresement measures predict analogies outcome in the present study. Nonetheless, it is clear from our subjects' retrospective self-reports that taking tests is an ...

Author: Ralf Schwarzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317380153

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

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First published in 1991, this book consists of 13 articles that were originally published in the journal Anxiety Research. They address the topic of anxiety and self-focused attention from a variety of perspectives, representing recent advances in social, clinical and personality psychology at the time. As a whole, the book poses a stimulating theoretical challenge to traditional anxiety research, which had been dominated by psychometric issues, clinical case studies and stable personality constructs. The contributors share the view that anxiety is an emotional state of distress dependent upon specific antecedent cognitive processes such as self-awareness, perceived role discrepancy or unfavourable expectancies.
Categories: Psychology

Yoga for Examination Anxiety

Yoga for Examination Anxiety

questions regarding life style, study style, psychological problems, and examination system. ... Among different factors contributing to exam anxiety, extensive course loads (90.8%), lack of physical exercise (90%) and long duration of ...

Author: Dr Gaurav Pant

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365285684

Category: Self-Help

Page:

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this book will help those students teachers and parents who are dealing with anxiety stress by themselves or people near them. this book will provide you a scientific based yoga module which will help individual to reduce anxiety stress in normal life and also during examination.
Categories: Self-Help

Anxiety Disorder Research

Anxiety Disorder Research

Several studies have examined the relation between self-efficacy and anxiety in children including dental anxiety, test anxiety, and clinical anxiety (Liddel & Murry, 1989; Messer & Beidel, 1993; Yue, 1996) Yue (1996), for example, ...

Author: Calvin M. Velotis

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594542406

Category: Psychology

Page: 316

View: 304

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting both children and adults. Anxiety disorders may develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events. Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterised by excessive, unrealistic worry that lasts six months or more; in adults, the anxiety may focus on issues such as health, money, or career. In obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) individuals are plagued by persistent, recurring thoughts (obsessions) that reflect exaggerated anxiety or fears; typical obsessions include worry about being contaminated or fears of behaving improperly or acting violently. Panic Disorder, a third type of anxiety disorder, is when people suffer severe attacks of panic which may make them feel like they are having a heart attack or are going crazy for no apparent reason. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can follow an exposure to a traumatic event such as a sexual or physical assault, witnessing a death, the unexpected death of a loved one, or natural disaster. Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia; SAD) is characterised by extreme anxiety about being judged by others or behaving in a way that might cause embarrassment or ridicule. In regards to specific phobias people with specific phobias suffer from an intense fear reaction to a specific object or situation (such as spiders, dogs, or heights); the level of fear is usually inappropriate to the situation, and is recognised by the sufferer as being irrational. Drugs used to treat anxiety disorders include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, beta blockers, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). This new book brings together leading research from throughout the world.
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Self related Cognitions in Anxiety and Motivation

Self related Cognitions in Anxiety and Motivation

These concerns are likely to lead to a clearer identification of the variables, associated with the reduction in performance observed in relationship to test anxiety,in addition to clarifying the cognitive constructs by which humans ...

Author: R. Schwarzer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781134925896

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Psychology