Accession Number : AD0702125

Title :   EFFECTS OF STRESS ON STATE ANXIETY AND PERFORMANCE IN COMPUTER-ASSISTED LEARNING.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : O'Neil,Harold F. , Jr

Report Date : 01 JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : The study tested hypotheses about the effects of anxiety on learning derived from drive and trait-state anxiety theory. The effects of stress on state anxiety (A-State) and on performance in a computer-assisted learning task were investigated for female introductory college students who differed in anxiety proneness (A-Trait). The Ss were selected on the basis of extreme scores on the A-trait scale of the state-trait anxiety inventory. Stress was induced by feedback concerning performance on a mathematical learning task which was presented by an IBM system. In the stress condition, Ss received negative feedback about performance. The Ss in the nonstress condition were given a brief rest period in place of the negative feedback. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), LEARNING), (*ANXIETY, LEARNING), (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), FEMALES, MOTIVATION, STUDENTS, THEORY, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, FEEDBACK

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE