Effects of self-statements monitoring techniques in the reduction of test anxiety among adolescent underachievers in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria

  • JO Osiki University of Ibadan, Department of Guidance & Counselling, Ibadan
  • BA Olanike University of Ibadan, Department of Guidance & Counselling, Ibadan

Abstract



The study was designed to investigate the effects of self-statements monitoring techniques in the reduction of test anxiety among adolescent underachievers in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria. Eighty (80) senior secondary school students (SS11) drawn from Ibadan North Local Government of Oyo State Participated in the study. Two instruments were used for the experiment. Bakare Test Anxiety Scale (BTAS) and student achievement Quiz designed by the investigators was given to the treatment and the control groups. The post -test outcome confirmed that self-statements monitoring techniques could lead to reduction in the test anxiety and enhance improved academic performance of the subjects. Suggestions were made to the subjects on how to use the techniques for the purpose of helping students improve on their academic achievements.

The Nigerian Journal of Guidance and Counselling Vol. 8 (1) 2002: pp. 133-141
Published
2007-02-05
Section
Articles

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