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| Published: September 25, 2016

Influence of Test Anxiety and Mindfulness on Academic Performance among Adolescents

Nivenitha P ,

Ph.D Research Scholar Department of Psychology Annamalai University Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Dr. K. Nagalakshmi

Assistant Professor Psychology Wing DDE Annamalai University Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.156/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.156

ABSTRACT

The purpose of the present study was to find out the influence of test anxiety and mindfulness on academic performance among adolescents. The present study consist sample of 100 adolescents (50 male and 50 female) selected through stratified random sampling method. The data were collected with the help of Westide Test Anxiety Scale developed by Richard Driscoll and Ketucnchy Inventory of Mindfulness Skills developed by Ruth. A. Bear. Correlation coefficient and t- test was applied for statistical analysis. Results revealed that there t a positive correlation between mindfulness and academic performance, negative correlation between mindfulness and test anxiety, negative correlation between academic performance and test anxiety. It is also found that male are high in mindfulness and academic performance while as female have more test anxiety. From the results it is inferred that there is significant relationship exist between mindfulness, test anxiety, academic performance and significant difference between mindfulness, test anxiety, academic performance based on gender.
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.156/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.156

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016

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