The Analysis of Test Anxiety Among Students at School of Physical Education and Sports in Terms of Demographic Variables


  •  Çağdaş Caz    
  •  Oktay Çoban    
  •  Mehmet Yıldırım    

Abstract

The present study aims to measure levels of test anxiety among students studying at different departments at School of Physical Education and Sports. The population of the study consists of 780 students studying at different departments at School of Physical Education and Sports at Yozgat Bozok University during 2018–2019 academic year. The sample of the study consists of 382 students who study at different departments at School of Physical Education and Sports at Yozgat Bozok University during 2018–2019 academic year and voluntarily participated in the online survey sent them by e-mail. Survey was used as a method in the present study, and demographic variables were obtained using “personal information form”. “Westside test anxiety scale”, which was adapted to Turkish context and tested for reliability and validity by Totan and Yavuz (2009), was used to determine students’ level of test anxiety. The obtained data were statistically analyzed using SPSS 18 software program. Frequency analysis, percentage analysis, arithmetic means, t test and ANOVA analysis were used for data analysis. The analyses demonsrate that no statistically significant differences were observed among students’ levels of test anxiety in terms of four different variables (p>0.05). However, as for mean scores, it was found out that female students’ level of test anxiety was higher compared to male students. Students studying coaching education had a higher of test anxiety compared to those studying physical education and sports teaching and sports management. In addition, students who did not take notes during lessons had a higher level of test anxiety compared to those who took notes during lessons. Finally, students who reviewed lessons shortly before the test had a higher level of test anxiety compared to those who reviewed their lessons on a daily basis.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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