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Introducing national examination in Swedish primary education: implications for test anxiety
Umeå University, Umeå School of Education (USE). Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC). Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science. (Umeå Forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM))
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2011 (English)In: Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, ISSN 1699-5880, E-ISSN 1696-2095, Vol. 9, no 3, 995-1022 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction. The Swedish government has decided to introduce national tests in primary education. Swedish pupils in general have few tests and a recognised possible adverse effect of testing is test anxiety among pupils, which may have a negative impact on examination performance. However, there has been little research on effects of testing on young children within the Swedish context.

Objectives. The current study explores the experience of test anxiety related to achievement in mathematics and Swedish in a sample of 40 grade 3 pupils. 

Method.  A modernised standardised test for measuring children’s test anxiety. Academic achievement in various mathematical and Swedish domains.

Results. Test anxiety, in particular its subcomponent autonomic reactions, is related to poor performance in Swedish. In mathematics there is an especially marked relationship between the subtest Written arithmetic and test anxiety, particularly its subcomponent anxious thoughts.

Conclusion. Test anxiety seems not to be a general problem in present Swedish young sample, however, cautions need to be taken regarding the acquiring of algorithms and number of tests given.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Grupo de Investigación Investigación Psicóeducativa y Psicopedagógica , 2011. Vol. 9, no 3, 995-1022 p.
Keyword [en]
test anxiety, children, mathematics, Swedish
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Educational Sciences
Research subject
Psychology; didactics of mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-50310OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-50310DiVA: diva2:461876
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Nationella prov och unga elever: kognitiva implikationer för unga elever
Available from: 2011-12-05 Created: 2011-12-05 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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