Accession Number : AD0752991

Title :   Interaction of Abilities and Anxiety with Availability of Objectives and/or Test Items on Computer-Based Task Performance.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Merrill,Paul F. ; Towle,Nelson J.

Report Date : 31 JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The effects of behavioral objectives and/or criterion test items on the learning process were investigated. The 123 Ss were randomly assigned to either an example-only, an objective-example, a test-example, or an objective-test-example group. Objectives significantly increased the amount of time Ss spent studying the example displays. A significant ability by treatment interaction revealed that display latency had a negative relationship to reasoning ability for Ss in the test-example and objective-test-example groups, but was not related to reasoning for Ss in the example-only and objective-example groups. Differential relationships between state-anxiety and treatments were also observed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, MOTIVATION), TIME, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, REASONING, ANXIETY

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE