Author : Marzieh Moghadam, Seyyed Nima Naleini, Narges Shams-Alizadeh, Asrin Seyedoshohadaii*, Fayegh Yousefi
Background: Test anxiety is a general term and is a kind of anxiety or social phobia that doubts a person about his abilities in test, and its consequence is decrease of ability to deal with test situations. Objective: Regarding the effect of test anxiety on students cognitive, emotional and behavioral dimensions, the purpose of this study was to determine the test anxiety level and its related factors among the students of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences in 2016. Method: Using random stratified multi-step sampling method, 384 students of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, after obtaining permission from the universitys educational department, were evaluated using a 37-item Sarason test, anxiety questionnaire. The results of this study were analyzed using the spss20 software. Results: The average test anxiety score for all students was 15.84. The results indicated that there was a significant correlation between the test anxiety score and age and sex (p≤0.003), marital status (p≤0.0001), educational degree (P≤0.048) and physical health status (P≤0.0001) but there was no statistical difference between the test anxiety score and the variable of the field of study (P≥0.096). Conclusion: The test anxiety level was moderate. Since the test anxiety is a multifactor phenomenon and various factors affect its creation and its continuity, it is necessary to plan it through group effort using students, parents, professors, educational advisors and university administrators. Key words: Test anxiety, Students, Exam stress, Exam, Test, Anxiety.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD