Test anxiety and self-esteem in senior high school students: a cross-sectional study


SARI S. A. , BİLEK G., Celik E.

NORDIC JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, cilt.72, ss.84-88, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 72 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/08039488.2017.1389986
  • Dergi Adı: NORDIC JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.84-88

Özet

Purpose: In this study, it is aimed to determine the level of test anxiety and self-esteem in the high school students preparing for the university exam in Bitlis, Turkey, and to investigate the effect of test anxiety on self-esteem.Material and methods: Seven-hundred and twenty-four high school students who were preparing for the university entrance examination in Bitlis participated in the study. A questionnaire which includes socio-demographic data form, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and Revised Test Anxiety Scale was prepared as an e-questionnaire for the students to fill easily and uploaded to the Bitlis State Hospital's website. Schools were called and informed for the students to fill out the e-questionnaire on the Internet.Results: The most important findings from our study are that gender is influential on test anxiety and self-esteem score and test anxiety level are negatively correlated. It was observed that female students had more test anxiety than male students and those who had higher self-esteem had less test anxiety.Conclusion: Consequently, our study shows that university entrance examination creates anxiety on students and reduces self-esteem, especially in female students.