The Effects of Varying Degrees of State and Trait Anxiety on Cognitive Task Performance
In order to determine whether children of varying degrees of trait anxiety perform differently in high- and low-stress environments, two types of tasks were administered under two different conditions intended to manipulate subjectsnull levels of state anxiety. Subjects were coded as either high- or low-anxiety based on their scores on an adapted version of the Revised Childrennulls Manifest Anxiety Scale. Results indicated that subjects performed equally well on digit span tasks in both high- and low-stress conditions, and there was no difference between the performance of high and low trait anxiety subjects. When given block design tasks in the same conditions, subjects performed significantly better in the low-stress condition, although there was no difference between the performance of high and low trait anxiety subjects.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2007
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