Date of Award
College of Education
Type of Degree
Fred Jay Krieg
This study compared male and female students in the 4th, 6th, and 10th grades to see which sex had more test anxiety. The students are from a rural town in Southeastern Ohio. A total of 85 students filled out the Revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale. The students were given the Revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS) two weeks prior to, one week prior to, and one week after the Ohio Fourth and Ohio Sixth Grade Proficiency Tests and the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT). The hypotheses of this study are that the 10th grade females will have greater test anxiety than the 4th and 6th grade males and females and the 10th grade males two weeks prior to the high stakes testing, one week prior to the high stakes testing, and their anxiety will decrease the most during the post-test. The results were analyzed using T tests. The results showed there was a significant difference between the 6th grade males and females during the pretest administration, with the males showing more anxiety.
Chandler, LeAnn, "Gender Difference and Test Anxiety" (2006). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 54.