Study by Croyle, Weimer and Eisenman on Test Anxiety

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Croyle, Weimer and Eisenman (2011) conducted a study examining test anxiety in the contexts of trait and state test anxiety , which differ respectively between determining whether all or specific examinations are viewed as threatening. This study looked at test anxiety and its relationship with self-knowledge variables such as self-esteem and self-efficacy, affect, and test performance within a college student population. The researchers presented their participants with the Test Anxiety Inventory (TAI) used to measure both state and trait test anxiety . Afterwards students were measured in test performance using percentages from a heavily weighted exam. Other variables were measured with ten item scales from the General Self-Efficacy Scale, Rosenberg Self-Esteem scale and the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule. The results showed there was a gender difference among the measures where women scored higher in test anxiety with lower scores of self-efficacy and positive affect or emotions than men. Negative correlations of trait anxiety were found between self-efficacy, self-esteem and the TAI scores but not test scores; however, in state anxiety, the test scores were the most significant variable.. The self-knowledge variables were more highly correlated with test anxiety(Croyle, et al., 2011). Onyeizugbo (2010) hypothesized the predictor variables of test anxiety were gender, self-efficacy and trait anxiety. He utilized the General Self-efficacy Scale, State-Trait

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