Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Don C. Diener
Number of Pages
The relationship between test anxiety and academic performance was determined for a sample of fifty-three college students. Classroom examination scores and measures of preterm and postterm self-reported anxiety were collected to test the basic assumptions: (a) that there is a relationship between test anxiety and academic performance; (b) that test anxiety has a debilitating effect on academic performance; (c) to investigate if academic performance changes for test anxious subjects without treatment; and (d) if untreated test anxiety will decline over the course of a semester. The results were consistent with general findings that there is a significant negative correlation between anxiety and academic performance, additionally the academic performance of untreated test anxious subjects did not significantly increase or decrease over the course of the semester and finally there was no significant change in untreated test anxious subjects' test anxiety over the course of a semester.
Academic; Anxiety; Anxious; College; College students; Performance; Relationship; Students; Test; Untreated
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Vlach-Kolesar, Joanmarie Christine, "The relationship between test anxiety and academic performance of untreated test anxious college students" (1990). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 137.