Accession Number : AD0746453

Title :   Test Anxiety: Situationally Specific or General.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Tobias,Sigmund ; Hedl,John J. , Jr

Report Date : 15 JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The paper reports two experiments whose purpose was to relate two bodies of research on anxiety: test and trait-state anxiety. It was reasoned that state anxiety measures obtained in an evaluative testing condition should be more similar to test anxiety than state anxiety measures obtained in nonevaluative situations, such as a game in Study I or an instructional setting in StudyII. The results of both studies failed to confirm this hypothesis. Test anxiety was less sensitive to fluctuations of evaluative stress than state anxiety, and more closely related to general trait anxiety. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANXIETY, *PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), PERSONALITY, FACTOR ANALYSIS, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE