Experience of test anxiety among university students

Popovska Nalevska, Gorica and Popovski, Filip and Dimova Popovska, Hristina (2024) Experience of test anxiety among university students. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 13 (1). pp. 47-56. ISSN 2243-7703 / 2243-7711

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The work of assessing students’ learning is complex. In order to assess their work objectively,
teachers and instructors use various test techniques, methods and instruments. Though the
causes of test anxiety are many and varied, understanding them could greatly help bring the
rather perturbing test anxiety situation among students under control. The general aim of this
study is to identify the degree of test anxiety among students from higher education
institutions in the Republic of Macedonia. The research was carried out using adapted
questionnaire for university students. Questionnaires contained a combination of closed-type
questions and a scale for measuring exam anxiety among students. According to the results of
research, test anxiety gives rise to physical and psychological problems as well. It affects
motivation, concentration and achievement negatively, increases errors during the exam,
creates problems recalling the material previously learned and prevents efficient study.
Creating a low-stress environment allows students to concentrate on the test rather than being
distracted by test anxiety. It is especially important to talk about this topic because test anxiety
has many negative consequences on the physical and mental health of students and their
academic achievement.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: MSc Hristina Dimova Popovska
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2024 09:25
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2024 09:25
URI: https://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/9766

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