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Determining the Level of Test Anxiety and Some of Its Contributing Factors among the Freshmen Students

(2013) Determining the Level of Test Anxiety and Some of Its Contributing Factors among the Freshmen Students. Life Science Journal.

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Abstract

Abstract: Test anxiety is considered one of the most important factors in every educational system that affects educational performance and achievement. Due to its significant role in learning, this descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted with an intention to determine the level of test anxiety and its influencing factors among the freshmen students at Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences. Therefore, 310 freshmen students were selected randomly who filled out a questionnaire about their demographic information in the first section and Sarason Scale in the second section. The data was analyzed using SPSS program version 16 and statistical tests such as Chi-square, Mann-Whitney, Kruscal Wallis and Spearman correlation coefficient. The results detected that the mean score for test anxiety was 13± 6.06, representing that 47.85 of students suffered from low level of test anxiety, 40.3 from moderate level and 11.95 from severe level. The findings also indicated that the level of test anxiety had a significant correlation with sex and age, but no significant relationship with marital status, parents’ job and parents’ level of education. Considering all that, by effective planning and psychological interventions, negative effects of test anxiety on educational performance could be eliminated.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Test anxiety, freshmen students, medical students
Subjects: biology
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Molecular Medicine Research Center
Depositing User: مرکز تحقیقات پزشکی مولکولی
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/966

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