Accession Number:

AD0755728

Title:

Effects of Anxiety Type and Item Difficulty Sequencing on Mathematics Aptitude Test Performance.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-20

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Effects of item difficulty sequencing on performance and on post-state anxiety were investigated using a timed mathematics aptitude test. The Ss were randomly assigned to a random, easy-to-hard, or hard-to-easy item difficulty sequencing group. The hard-to-easy sequence group performance was significantly lower than either the random or easy-to-hard sequence groups. Though not statistically different, 1 the mathematics aptitude test scores of four achievement anxiety types grouped using the Achievement Anxiety Test, and 2 levels of state anxiety provoked by the three difficulty sequences were in the predicted direction. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE