Effects of Test Anxiety on Academic Performance of Under Graduate University Students

Authors

  • Dr. Muhammad Asghar Ali Assistant Professor, Department of Education Women University of AJ&K Bagh, AJ&K, Pakistan
  • Abida Muzffar MPhil Scholar, Department of Education Women University of AJ&K Bagh, AJ&K, Pakistan
  • Dr. Fouzia Tabassum SST Federal Government Educational Institutions (C/G) Wah Region Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2023(4-II)01

Keywords:

Academic Performance, Test Anxiety, Undergraduate, University Students

Abstract

Anxiety has been a key topic in psychological research for many decades. It is commonly defined as a state of excessive fear, worry and apprehension accompanied by physiological symptoms relating to the arousal of the autonomic nervous system. The current study was carried out to find out effect of test anxiety on students’ academic performance. The current study was descriptive in nature and survey method was used to collect the data. 1192 students of department of education of three universities (Women University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Bagh, University of Poonch Rawalakot AJ&K and University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Muzaffarabad were the population of the study.. 300 students selected randomly were the sample of the study. A researcher adapted standardized questionnaire having five point Likert scale. Data was analyzed by using regression. It is concluded that anxiety before, during and after test has significant effect on academic performance. It is recommended that; friendly environment may be created before conducting the test.

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Published

2022-03-17

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How to Cite

Ali, M. A., Muzffar, A., & Tabassum, F. (2022). Effects of Test Anxiety on Academic Performance of Under Graduate University Students. Annals of Human and Social Sciences, 4(2), 01–09. https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2023(4-II)01