Accession Number : AD0754739

Title :   Latency and Test Anxiety.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

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

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

Report Date : 01 AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The study sought to test the interpretation that high test anxiety subjects performed more poorly on difficult material because they divided their attention between personally relevant and task relevent concerns to a greater degree than low anxiety individuals. It was reasoned that such division of attention ought to require more time for HA students on difficult items and hence should result in higher response latency. A mathematical aptitude test containing both easy and difficult items was administered to 80 subjects. Analysis of variance results are reported.

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *ANXIETY), STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), EXPERIMENTAL DATA, ATTENTION, THEORY, TEST METHODS, STUDENTS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE