Lilly here. Just looking for some input on test anxiety.
I am doing my Psychology paper on "Test Anxiety" in corrolation with "Locus Of Control". My Theory is that student's with an internal locus of control suffer more extreme and dibilitating test anxiety than do those with an external locus of control. Please give me your input on my theory.
Apr 6, '03
Sandy, I understand why you would question someone's ability to believe in themselves by what I said. However, I think because I have a 4.0 gpa that I often get scared at the prospect of losing that gpa. I don't think in my situation that it has anything to do with trusting myself to study the right material or the belief in myself, or studying enough b/c I know those qualities are there for me. I know I'm a good student, study by the profs outline, take notes, study far in advance, etc... I think it goes back to more of the fear of the unknown. Being 31, I have a much more invested interest in schooling than I did when I was younger and I try much harder. In my opinion you can't study too much, ever. It just goes back to the fact that NO ONE ever knows for a fact what questions will be asked and the options that will be given to answer the question.
And with nursing school, it's an entirely different "schooling ballgame". Question are worded much more different than a "normal" test. I think we all can agree on that. Picking the "best" answer is MUCH different than picking the RIGHT answer. KWIM? I have rebutted a few questions on exams because I've proven to the professors with page numbers in our texts where more than one answer is correct out of the options they gave.
So, long story short, I am confident in my studies and myself, and sticking with my theory on this one
But I do see your point of view as well.
Last edit by javamom on Apr 6, '03