Original Research Paper 2 PANIC ANXIETY AND PRIOR-MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENTS AS CORRELATES AMONG JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE MATHEMATICS PERFORMANCES

Okoi Okoi, Lydia Eleje
unpublished
This study determines the correlates of panic anxiety and prior-mathematics achievements among junior secondary school certificate examination (JSSCE) in Nigeria. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. Expo-facto research design was adopted for the study. The sample consist of 630 students from a population of 6405 students. Test anxiety questionnaire (TAQ) that assesses students' grades obtained from the JSSCE in Mathematics and students grades obtained from their
more » ... from their prior-mathematics achievement (Mock exams) were the instruments used for the study. The data collected were analyzed using Pearson product moment correlation. Result of the study reveal that panic anxiety and prior mathematics achievement had a relative influence on student's achievement in the examination. It was recommended that students should be exposed to anxiety reduction activities and that the JSSCE should be school based so that individual schools can handle it using teachers the students are already aquatinted with.
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