The Relationship between Test Anxiety and Academic Performance of Students in Vital Statistics Course

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Shirin Iranfar 1 , Ramin Khoshnoudi 2 , * , Mansour Rezaei 3 , Solaiman Ahmadi 4 , Ahmad Khoshay 3 , Asmat Rashiditabar 2 , Mahboub Kashani 2

1 Education Development Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of Medical Lab technology, School of Paramedics, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Dept. of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Social Development and Health Promotion Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Dept. of Medical Education, School of Medical Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Iranfar S , Khoshnoudi R , Rezaei M , Ahmadi S , Khoshay A , et al. The Relationship between Test Anxiety and Academic Performance of Students in Vital Statistics Course, Educ Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 2(2):e77230.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 2 (2); e77230
Published Online: January 20, 2014
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: October 05, 2013
Accepted: January 04, 2014
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Abstract

Introduction: Test anxiety is a common phenomenon among students and is one of the problems of educational system. The present study was conducted to investigate the test anxiety in vital statistics course and its association with academic performance of students at Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. This study was descriptive-analytical and the study sample included the students studying in nursing and midwifery, paramedicine and health faculties that had taken vital statistics course and were selected through census method. Sarason questionnaire was used to analyze the test anxiety. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings indicated no significant correlation between test anxiety and score of vital statistics course.

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