Test Anxiety Inventory

Test Anxiety Inventory

Test Anxiety Inventory

By Namra Sarwar

 

Name Test Anxiety Inventory
Purpose Designed to measure test anxiety
Population High school and college students
Score Percentile score
Time 8-10 minutes
Author Charles D. Spielberger
Publisher Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc
Description The Test Anxiety Inventory (TAI), a self-report psychometric scale, was developed to measure individual differences in test anxiety as a situation-specific trait. Based on a Likert Scale, the respondents are asked to report how frequently they experience specific symptoms of anxiety before, during and after examinations. In addition to measuring individual differences in anxiety proneness in test situations, the TAI sub scales assess worry and emotionality as major components of test anxiety.
Scoring TAI consists of 20 items and each item has four options ranging from Almost Never to Almost Always.
Reliability and Validity Spielberger et al (1978) argue that the internal consistency of the Test Anxiety Inventory is α .86 and it is significantly correlated with other commonly used anxiety measures.Thus, TAI is a reliable and valid instrument for assessing test anxiety
Norms The normative sample consisted of high school and college students
Suggested Uses It is recommended for use in research and clinical settings.
Prepared by Namra Sarwar

 

 

March 1, 2016 / by / in ,
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