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Exploring fatigue as a moderator for the test anxiety-test performance relationship
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Utforskning av utmattning som en moderator för tentamentsångest och prestation på tentamen (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Fatigue and test anxiety are variables that have been identified as prevalent in students of all ages. Test anxiety has been shown to affect test performance. And yet, no studies have considered a possible interaction between these three variables. The aim of this study was to address this relation, specifically, whether fatigue moderates the test anxiety-test performance relationship. This concept was further investigated using a motivational model of fatigue. Self-report questionnaires were answered by students at Swedish universities, using validated scales on sleep, pain, fatigue, and test anxiety. Correlation tests showed that there was an association between test anxiety, test performance, and fatigue, but not motivational fatigue. A moderation analysis showed that fatigue does not moderate the test anxiety-test performance relationship. Thus, we suggest that further research be done with a larger sample, and a controlled environment, instead of being measured through self-reports.

Abstract [sv]

Utmattning och tentamensångest är förekommande hos studenter i alla åldrar. Studier visar även att ångest inför en tentamen påverkar prestationen under tentamen. Ändå har inga studier gjorts där man har utforskat en möjlig interaktion mellan tentamensångest, utmattning och tentamensresultat. Målet med denna studie var att undersöka relationen mellan de tre variablerna, mer specifikt om utmattning modererar relationen mellan tentamensångest och hur man presterar på en tentamen. Konceptet utforskades vidare genom att använda en motivationell modell av utmattning. Enkäter som innehöll validerade skalor på sömn, smärta, utmattning och tentamensångest besvarades av studenter på några svenska universitet. Ett korrelationstest visade samband mellan utmattning, tentamensångest och prestation på tentamen, men motivations-utmattning korrelerade inte. Moderationsanalysen visade att utmattning inte modererar sambandet mellan tentamensångest och prestationen under tentamen. Därför rekommenderar vi vidare forskning med ett större urval och kontrollerad miljö, istället för självrapporter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 33
Keyword [en]
fatigue, anxiety, exam, students, motivation
Keyword [sv]
utmattning, ångest, tentamen, studenter, motivation
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65402OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-65402DiVA, id: diva2:1186904
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Psykologi
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