Comorbidity of test anxiety and other anxiety disorders in children

  title={Comorbidity of test anxiety and other anxiety disorders in children},
  author={Deborah C. Beidel and Samuel M. Turner},
  journal={Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology},
Elementary school children with clinically significant test anxiety, as determined by self-report and a clinical interview, were assessed for the incidence of other fears and anxiety. The results indicated that test-anxious children reported more fears and general worries than their non-test-anxious peers. As expected, the test-anxious children experienced more negative cognitions and subjective distress when taking a test. Furthermore, the fear of negative evaluation was not limited to an… 
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