Students' SES status and Test anxiety of the Undergraduate University Students
1-Farah Shafiq: Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Ahmad Bilal Cheema: Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Saifullah Khan: Lecturer, Government College Farooka, Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan.
This paper was to study the relationship between socio economic status and test anxiety of undergraduate students. All the undergraduate students of all the departments of Sargodha University were the population. A sample pertaining 550 students were selected through multistage random including 181 male and 369 female students, selecting 50 students from 11 departments. Instruments were adapted socioeconomic status survey for students and Test Anxiety Scale (WTAS). After pilot testing both the instruments on 100 students, Cronbach Alpha value for WTAS was 0.79, and SACQ was 0.90. The study was descriptive and survey. Analysis of data was done through frequencies, means, percentages t-test, one-way ANOVA, and Pearson r. The majority of students showed a moderate level of SES as well text anxiety, female undergraduate students are of higher SES level and text anxiety than males, and no relationship between SES and test anxiety of the undergraduate students was found. A recommendation is that students may be exposed to group projects, seminars and guidance, and counseling sessions regarding test anxiety.
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