Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
Floyd L. Stead.
Richard T. Walls
The research regarding overall general test anxiety and sex difference is contradictory at best. There is no clear answer to the research question concerning general test anxiety and sex difference according to the literature. An experiment using the modified Suinn Test Anxiety Behavior Scale (1971) was conducted to detect differences between the sexes with regard to test anxiety. There was no overall significant difference between the genders; however, when a multivariate regression was conducted to account for variability contributed by age and class, there was a statistically significant difference. This finding can be perceived as an indication that it is not gender alone that causes significant differences in general test anxiety. More research must be conducted to isolate the variables accounting for significant differences.
Fiore, Angela Marie Josephine, "Gender differences in test anxiety" (2003). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 844.