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Nyroos, M., Korhonen, J., Peng, A., Linnanmäki, K., Svens-Liavåg, C., Bagger, A. & Sjöberg, G. (2015). Cultural and Gender Differences in Experiences and Expression of Test Anxiety Among Chinese, Finnish, and Swedish Grade 3 Pupils. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 3(1), 37-48
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2015 (English)In: International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, ISSN 2168-3603, E-ISSN 2168-3611, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 37-48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While test anxiety has been studied extensively, little consideration has been given to the cultural impacts of children's experiences and expressions of test anxiety. The aim of this work was to examine whether variance in test anxiety scores can be predicted based on gender and cultural setting. Three hundred and ninety-eight pupils in Grade 3 in China, Finland, and Sweden, each of which has different testing realities, completed the Children's Test Anxiety Scale (CTAS). Exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM) results indicated that the Chinese sample scored more highly on the autonomic reactions component, whereas the Nordic sample scored higher on the off-task behaviors component. Significant interaction effects between gender and culture were also observed: The Nordic girls exhibited higher levels of autonomic reactions, but the opposite was seen in the Chinese sample, with boys reporting higher levels of the cognitive component. The conceptualization of test anxiety encompassing the off-task behaviors component does not appear to be universal for children. It is also suggested that gender differences vary as a function of culture.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2015
Keywords
Children, Confucianism, cross-cultural, exploratory structural equation modeling, gender, high-stakes testing, test anxiety
National Category
Psychology Educational Sciences
Research subject
Psychology; educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-70249 (URN)10.1080/21683603.2014.915773 (DOI)2-s2.0-85046612107 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2018-11-22Bibliographically approved
Bagger, A. & Nyroos, M. (2013). Performance, anxiety and the mathematical self image. In: Anne Berit Fuglestad (Ed.), Special needs education in mathematics: new trends, problems and possibilities. Paper presented at Special Needs Education in Mathematics, New Trends, Problems and Possibilities (pp. 86-91). Paper presented at Special Needs Education in Mathematics, New Trends, Problems and Possibilities. Kristiansand: Portal forlag
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2013 (English)In: Special needs education in mathematics: new trends, problems and possibilities / [ed] Anne Berit Fuglestad, Kristiansand: Portal forlag , 2013, p. 86-91Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In present pilot study the relation between mathematical performance, test anxiety and mathematical self image is being examined in two Swedish grade 3 pupils. A difference between the high achieving and the low achieving pupils is possible to discern. A negative or uncertain mathematical self image seems to be connected to test anxiety, but not to performance when we look at these two young pupils. The experience of taking the test is affecting the high and low achiever differently. There are indications that the context and the kind of information given about the tests and the pupil's abilities affect both the level of test anxiety and the pupil’s evolving mathematical self image. Educational implications are being discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kristiansand: Portal forlag, 2013
Keywords
CTAS, Mathematical achievement, Cognition, Primary education
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-70245 (URN)978-82-92712-98-6 (ISBN)
Conference
Special Needs Education in Mathematics, New Trends, Problems and Possibilities
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2018-11-22Bibliographically approved
Nyroos, M., Bagger, A., Silfver, E. & Sjöberg, G. (2012). Exploring the presence of test anxiety and its relation to mathematical achievement in a sample of grade 3. Paper presented at The Eighth Swedish Mathematics Education Research Seminar (MADIF8), Umeå, Sweden, January 24-25, 2012. Skrifter från Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning, 151-160
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2012 (English)In: Skrifter från Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning, ISSN 1651-3274, p. 151-160Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study aims at exploring if a sample of Swedish grade 3 pupils reported any test anxiety and whether there were any relations to performance in different mathematical areas. Overall, test anxiety explained 20% of the variance for the total mathematical score, with the subscale “thoughts” as the significant predictor. The model of test anxiety also explained Number understanding, Mass and Time, Patterns, and Mathematical problems; however Mental arithmetic and Written arithmetic algorithms were not significantly explained by the model. Test anxiety seems not to be a major problem in this sample; still, significant negative correlations were found, which likely might influence the pupils in some aspects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning, 2012
National Category
Other Mathematics
Research subject
didactics of mathematics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-70247 (URN)
Conference
The Eighth Swedish Mathematics Education Research Seminar (MADIF8), Umeå, Sweden, January 24-25, 2012
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2018-11-22Bibliographically approved
Nyroos, M., Korhonen, J., Peng, A., Linnanmäki, K., Svens-Liavåg, C., Bagger, A. & Sjöberg, G.A cross-cultural analysis of test anxiety among Chinese, Finnish and Swedish pupils.
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(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-70248 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2018-11-22Bibliographically approved
Projects
Cognitive Implications for Mathematical Learning in Young Pupils [2011-02331_VR]; Umeå University
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-9195-4816

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