Effect of anxiety on performance in multiple choice examination.

  title={Effect of anxiety on performance in multiple choice examination.},
  author={Roger Pamphlett and Douglas Farnill},
  journal={Medical education},
  volume={29 4},
Negative scoring of incorrectly answered multiple choice questions has logistic advantages, but may disadvantage anxious students. We therefore attempted to observe the effects of positive and negative marking of true/false questions on the examination performance of medical students with different levels of anxiety. Third-year medical students (141 men, 71 women) completed a Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory before an examination in pathology in 1994. Students knew there would be… CONTINUE READING