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Educ Strategy Med Sci 2017, 10(4): 270-276 Back to browse issues page
Survey Test Anxiety in Pre-university Students in Qom and Its Related Factors in 2016
Azam Fathi 1, Saman Barmehziar 2, Siamak Mohebi 3
1- Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Health School, Qom university of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
2- Department of Medicine, Islamic Azad University of Qom, faculty of Medical, Qom, Iran
3- Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Health School, Qom university of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran , mohebisiamak@yahoo.com
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Background and Aims:Test anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems that has destructive and inhibitor role in mental health and education, especially among pre-university students that can interfere their performance and led to a failure in exam.
Methods:That was a descriptive and cross-sectional study, in which 250 samples were selected by using available sampling method. TAI test anxiety questionnaire was used to conduct research. The data were analyzed in Spss software, version 16, by using one-way ANOVA and T-test and Pearson's correlation coefficient with significant level of P <0/05.
Results:In this study, 50% (n=125) of students were male and 50% (n=125) were female. 21% of samples (n=53) had high test anxiety, 4/48% (n = 121) had average test anxiety and 4/30% (n = 76) had low test anxiety. Results showed a significant difference in test anxiety scores by gender (p= 0/006), and also showed in terms of educational level of parents (father and mother), (P=0 /008). Pearson correlation coefficient showed a significant negative correlation between test anxiety and students average (r =- 0/283  and  P =0/003).
Conclusions:Due to high levels of test anxiety among Pre-university students, and Considering the negative impact of anxiety on academic performance of students, it is recommended to apply psychology and counseling services, and planning to help advance the goals of mental health for students in order to prevent physical, psychological, educational and economic damages.

Keywords: test anxiety, exam, students
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Research in Medical Sciences Learning
Received: 2016/12/27 | Accepted: 2017/05/23 | Published: 2017/09/6
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Fathi A, Barmehziar S, Mohebi S. Survey Test Anxiety in Pre-university Students in Qom and Its Related Factors in 2016 . Educ Strategy Med Sci. 2017; 10 (4) :270-276
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