Test Anxiety, Academic Achievement and Relationship between General Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence in Adolescence

Proceedings of The 6th International Conference on Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences

Year: 2019

DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.33422/6th.icrbs.2019.07.431

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Test Anxiety, Academic Achievement and Relationship between General Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence in Adolescence

Dr. Partha Malakar

 

ABSTRACT: 

The aim of this study is to determine whether adolescent students of 11th and 12th grade with low level of test anxiety differed from those with high level of test anxiety in terms of academic achievement and relationship between general and emotional intelligence. Initially the total 300 students of the Bengali medium schools in Kolkata were administered with Test Anxiety Questionnaire in which those who scored from 10 to 35 were included in low test anxiety group where participants’ level of suffering is probably healthy and those scored over 35 were included in high test anxiety group where participants’ level of suffering is probably unhealthy.

Finally, author could select 120 participants (61 boys and 61 girls) following inclusion-exclusion criteria and suitability for formation of groups. Afterwards the selected participants were administered with Standard Progressive Matrices to measure their general intelligence and Schutte Self Report Emotional Intelligence Test to measure their emotional intelligence. Their academic achievement was assessed by percentage of total marks obtained in secondary level examination. The results revealed that low test anxiety group significantly differed from high test anxiety group in terms of academic achievement. The results further revealed that in terms of the variables of Emotional Intelligence as correlated with General Intelligence, low test anxiety group also significantly differed from high test anxiety group for most of the variables where low test anxiety group was better than high test anxiety group.

Keywords: board-examination; groups; healthy; total-marks; Unhealthy.