M.A. School Psychology
College of Science & Mathematics
Anxiety in adolescence; Examinations; Memory
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between test anxiety and memory among a college population (N = 42). Specifically, the goal was to ascertain whether text anxiety had a measurable effect on memory, which was represented by scores on the Nelson-Denny reading comprehension subtest. Participants were divided into a stressed group (N = 22) and a non-stressed group (N = 20) in order to compare scores from test-takers with anxiety to those who do not. It was hypothesized that (a) test anxiety would have a significant impact on test results, (b) the non-stressed group would score higher than the stressed group, and (c) the stressed-group’s memory capabilities, and thus test performance, would be reduced as a result of the test anxiety created by the environment. Results indicated that the difference between the two groups were not significant.
Malloy, James J., "The influence of test anxiety on memory" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 636.