Accession Number:

AD0728983

Title:

The Effects of Trait Anxiety and Dogmatism on State Anxiety during Computer-Assisted Learning.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

The study was concerned with the effects of anxiety and dogmatism in computer-assisted learning. Several hypotheses based on Rokeachs conception of dogmatism and Spielbergers Trait-State Anxiety Theory were set forth. Female Ss were selected on the basis of extreme scores on the STAI A-Trait Scale and the Dogmatism Scale. The computer-assisted learning task consisted of difficult mathematical problems presented by an IBM 1500 CAI System. The hypothesized relationship between dogmatism and A-State was not confirmed. When controlled for A-Trait, HD and LS S did not differ in the level of A-State displayed during the experiment. As hypothesized, HA-Trait Ss had significantly higher levels of A-State during the experiment than LA-Trait Ss. Neither A-Trait nor dogmatism was related to errors on the CAI task. However, a significant interactive effect of math ability and A-State on performance was observed. HA-State resulted in more errors for low math ability Ss but had no effect on the performance of high math ability Ss. This finding was explained in terms of Drive Theory. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE