International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2022, Vol. 18(1) 448-457

The Impact of Cognitive and Affective Components of Test Anxiety on the High-Stakes Exam Performance in 12th Grade Students

Yusuf Ziya Kültür & Bahadır Özcan

pp. 448 - 457   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2022.426.25   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2106-27-0001

Published online: February 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 119  |  Number of Download: 153


Abstract

The high-stakes exams are administered to the candidates to determine their placement into university programs. One of the variables that can influence the performance of high-stake exams is test anxiety. The current study aimed to examine the associations between the cognitive and affective components of test anxiety with the performance of the high-stakes exam (University Entrance Exam [UEE}) in low-achiever, mid-achiever, and high-achiever groups after controlling for gender. The study participants were 264 12th-grade students from schools representing low-, mid-, and high-achievement groups. The findings showed that the cognitive and affective components of test anxiety did not account significantly for the variance of test performance on the UEE controlling for gender in the three groups. However, test anxiety's cognitive and emotional components had negative significant but weak relationships with test performance in only the high-achiever group. Appropriate implications for practitioners, policymakers, and researchers are discussed.

Keywords: Test Anxiety, Test Performance, High School, Affective, Cognitive


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Kultur, Y.Z. & Ozcan, B. (2022). The Impact of Cognitive and Affective Components of Test Anxiety on the High-Stakes Exam Performance in 12th Grade Students . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(1), 448-457. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2022.426.25

Harvard
Kultur, Y. and Ozcan, B. (2022). The Impact of Cognitive and Affective Components of Test Anxiety on the High-Stakes Exam Performance in 12th Grade Students . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(1), pp. 448-457.

Chicago 16th edition
Kultur, Yusuf Ziya and Bahadir Ozcan (2022). "The Impact of Cognitive and Affective Components of Test Anxiety on the High-Stakes Exam Performance in 12th Grade Students ". International Journal of Progressive Education 18 (1):448-457. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2022.426.25.

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