A Study to Asses the Level of Test Anxiety among Senior Secondary School Students in Selected School of Haldwani, Uttarakhand
Keywords:test anxiety, worry, high school students, senior secondary school students, academic performance.
Introduction: Test anxiety is a combination of physiological over arousal tension and somatic symptoms
along with worry, fear of failure and catastrophizing that occur before and during test situation this anxiety
creates significant barrier to learning and performance. Researcher suggest that between 25-40% of student
experience test anxiety. Directly or indirectly test anxiety affects the academic performance of student .
Highly test-anxious score about 12 percentile points below their low anxiety peers. Test anxiety is prevalent
amongst the student population of the world. Test anxiety prevalence has been reported as 10-41% in school
age children. There are several different estimates for the prevalence of test anxiety with number ranging
from 10-30% among high school and university students. The main objective of the study is to assess the
level of test anxiety as measured by test anxiety scale among senior secondary school students.
Material and Methods : In the present study quantitative approach with non-experimental, “descriptive
study design” was used. The study was done at selected school of Haldwani , Uttarakhand on 110 participants.
The participants were selected through the random sampling technique. The researcher used test anxiety
scale comprises of 25 statement with 4-point Likert scale, to assess the level of test anxiety among senior
secondary school students
Result :The findings of the study show that 72 % of the participants having moderate test anxiety, 28%
having severe test anxiety and no participants have mild test anxiety, when measured through the structured
tool for assessing the level of test anxiety. And there was one significant association between test anxiety
and one selected demographic variable i.e. occupation of father, whereas there is no significant association
between other selected demographic variable.
Conclusion : The investigator observed that the level of test anxiety among senior secondary school students
in selected school of haldwani, where 28% have severe anxiety and 72% have moderate anxiety.