Presentation Title

P-11 Test Anxiety in Girls and Boys: A Detailed Analysis

Presenter Status

Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

8-11-2012 3:00 PM

End Date

8-11-2012 5:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

This study examined gender differences in test anxiety using the Children’s Test Anxiety Scale (CTAS; Wren & Benson, 2004). The sample was 521 student equally divided between boys and girls. There was a significant difference between genders on the CTAS (F(2,515)=11.682; p=.001). The mean score for females was 2.33; while the mean score for males was 2.14. An exploratory factor analysis suggested the same factor structure for both samples. Thus both boys and girls experience test anxiety in the same way. More girls than boys were found in the moderate to severe groups, according to our criterion of 1.5 standard deviations above the mean. Considering all three approaches, more girls were test anxious but both genders experience test anxiety in the same way.

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P-11 Test Anxiety in Girls and Boys: A Detailed Analysis

Buller Hallway

This study examined gender differences in test anxiety using the Children’s Test Anxiety Scale (CTAS; Wren & Benson, 2004). The sample was 521 student equally divided between boys and girls. There was a significant difference between genders on the CTAS (F(2,515)=11.682; p=.001). The mean score for females was 2.33; while the mean score for males was 2.14. An exploratory factor analysis suggested the same factor structure for both samples. Thus both boys and girls experience test anxiety in the same way. More girls than boys were found in the moderate to severe groups, according to our criterion of 1.5 standard deviations above the mean. Considering all three approaches, more girls were test anxious but both genders experience test anxiety in the same way.