Accession Number : AD0708654

Title :   THE EFFECTS OF ANXIETY ON COMPUTER-ASSISTED LEARNING.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Spielberger,Charles D.

Report Date : 15 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The nature of anxiety is considered in historical perspective, and the concepts of trait and state anxiety are discussed. Methods for measuring these constructs are also described. In addition, hypothesis about the effects of anxiety on learning were formulated in terms of Spence-Taylor Drive Theory and Spielberger's Trait-State Anxiety Theory, and tested in two experiments on the effects of anxiety on computer-assisted learning. It was found in these studies that state anxiety was a better predictor of performance than trait anxiety, and that performance was an interactive function of A-State and task difficulty. Some important implications for the classroom teacher of research on anxiety and learning were discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, *ANXIETY), COMPUTERS, PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE