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Jennifer Lewis

Test anxiety is a significant problem among the college student population. This research proposal provides a review of the literature addressing the importance of exams in the educational system, defines test anxiety, explores physiological components of test anxiety, and examines worry and anxiety blocking effects on student examination performance. This proposal summarizes test anxiety reduction strategies used by previous researchers and educators and plans to use an easy access online pre-recorded intervention. The intervention will include a combination of four test anxiety decreasing strategies: psychoeducation, study skills and time management, relaxation, and positive self-reinforcement. Following the review of literature, this proposal will present this study’s research questions, design, methodology, and significance.

Project Title

A multi-faceted online pre-recorded intervention to assist college students to decrease debilitating effects of test anxiety

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Drew A. Curtis & Dr. Carolyn C. Lewis