We analyzed test anxiety with performance on a standardized test. We had four groups of participants. We looked at two variables: time warning and presence of a confederate. We hypothesized that the performance of participants in a more natural test environment (testing in the presence of another test taker, i.e., the confederate) would perform worse than those who were tested by themselves, and that those who received a time warning would perform worse than those who did not receive a time warning. Those with a higher GPA would have performed better overall on the test. There was not a significant difference in test scores with a time warning. There was not a significant difference in test scores with the presence of a confederate.
Judd, Brian; Merli, Danielle; and Zagar, Jamie
"Can’t Test This: Test Performance and Anxiety,"
Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 10.
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