Test anxiety and direction of attention.

@article{Wine1971TestAA,
  title={Test anxiety and direction of attention.},
  author={J. Wine},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1971},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={
          92-104
        }
}
  • J. Wine
  • Published 1971
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
The literature reviewed suggests an attentional interpretation, of the adverse effects which test anxiety has on task performance. During task performance the highly test-anxious person divides his attention between self-relevant and task-relevant variables, in contrast to the low-test-anxious person who focuses his attention more fully on the task. This interpretation was supported by literature from diverse areas suggesting that (a) highly anxious persons are generally more self-preoccupied… Expand
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