Article Analysis: Gender Differences In Test Anxiety

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The writers of this article stared off by trying to better understand the idea of being detached form society. They feel that detachment is a sign of an impairment that makes it hard for the individual to feel connected with the environment or to properly explain their feelings. There are two distinct hypothesis formed about detachment. The first one is that the individual has an inability to depend on others or ask for help under a stressful situation which is known as dysfunctional detachment. The second is called adaptive detachment and the individual is able to be more goal oriented while still connecting with others. If college kids had adaptive attachment there would be a lower rate of anxiety disorders even if there were a bunch of day …show more content…
Studies show that students with test anxiety have a reduced level of motivation, perform poorly on test, don’t achieve as much, and more mental and physical health problems. Not only is test anxiety prevailing but also among college students alcohol consumption raises in correlation to test anxiety. The gender differences have been reported on a self report bases among college students with females having more anxiety than males. Psychologist are not sure if there is a clear difference in having anxiety between male or females, but females consistently score higher than males. Everson et al (1991) examined invariance across gender sample using the Test Anxiety Inventory that consists of two factors: an emotional factor and a worry …show more content…
Men are more likely to turn to alcohol. College kids have a lot of tension because of the pressures put on them by their parents and the expectation to make something of themselves. A Survey was given to student in every year at college and studies showed the senior had the highest level of anxiety because of the pressures of being thrown out into the real world after a very stressful four years of trying to figure it all out. Many students with anxiety also reported to have immune system deficiencies and lower perceptions of familial communication.

Soysa, C. K., & Wilcomb, C. J. (2015). Mindfulness, self-compassion, self-efficacy, and gender as predictors of depression, anxiety, stress, and well-being. Mindfulness, 6(2), 217-226. doi:10.1007/s12671-013-0247-1

Compared to a normal population college kids experience more anxiety. One source of anxiety for college students is when they come from out of state to a college to get their degree. Also the amount of work the professors give to their students plays a big part in the anxiety and depression developed by students. The professors give the students copious amounts of homework, which with one class is manageable but with all 5 classes doing that it causes

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