Test anxiety

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This entry provides a brief overview of current and recurrent issues in test anxiety theory, research, measurement, and clinical parameters. First, it provides a social backdrop for test anxiety research and presents several useful conceptualizations and distinctions, delineating key facets and components of test anxiety. Next, measurement and assessment issues focusing on self-report and alternative assessments are presented. Then, the anxiety-performance nexus is explicated and intervention programs for test anxious persons described. The entry concludes by highlighting areas of needed research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, Personality Processes and Individuals Differences
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781119547174
ISBN (Print)9781119057536
StatePublished - 6 Nov 2020

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  • Anxiety
  • Evaluative anxiety
  • School performance
  • School phobia
  • Test anxiety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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