COGNITIVE PREDICTORS OF FACILITATING TEST ANXIETY VERSUS DEBILITATING TEST ANXIETY
Wong, S. S., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
In this study, 138 undergraduates were administered the questionnaire packet consisting of the Achievement Anxiety Test [ATT; the AAT consists of the facilitating anxiety scale (FS) and the debilitating anxiety scale (DS)], the Cognitive Triad Inventory (CTI), the Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire (ATQ), the Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (DAS), and the Irrational Values Scale (IVS). Multiple regression analyses showed that the CTI was a significant predictor of facilitating anxiety. However, none of the subscales of CTI (i.e., negative view of self, negative view of world, and negative view of future) were significant predictors of facilitating anxiety. Similarly, CTI was a significant predictor of debilitating anxiety. Specifically, a subscale of CTI (i.e., negative view of self) is a significant predictor of debilitating anxiety. Limitations of this study, implications and suggestions for future research were also mentioned.