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The relationship between test-anxiety and academic achievement among Iranian adolescents


Yousefi, Fayegh and Abu Talib, Mansor and Mansor, Mariani and Juhari, Rumaya and Redzuan, Ma'rof (2010) The relationship between test-anxiety and academic achievement among Iranian adolescents. Asian Social Science, 6 (5). pp. 100-105. ISSN 1911-2017; ESSN: 1911-2025


The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between test-anxiety and academic achievement among adolescents in Sanandaj, Iran. The respondents comprised of 400 students (200 boys and 200 girls) in the age range of 15-19 years old that were randomly selected from nine high schools in Sanandaj, Iran. A self administered questionnaire was used for data collection which includes a Test-Anxiety Inventory (TAI) (Abbolghasemi, 1988), Grade Point Average (GPA) score and personal information. Result shows that there is a significant correlation (r= -0.23, p=.000) between test anxiety and academic achievement among adolescents. In addition, there is a significant difference (t= 5.47, p=.000) of academic achievement between male and female adolescents whereby female score higher in their academic achievement. It is recommended that academic achievement and mental health be improved in school settings with support strategies such as educational guidance, counseling and psychotherapy or other psycho-educational program such as teaching life skill.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v6n5p100
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Keywords: Test-anxiety; Academic achievement; Iranian adolescents; Gender
Depositing User: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 01:48
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 09:38
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/17303
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