n Gender and Behaviour - Age and gender factors of test anxiety among undergraduate students in two South-western Nigerian universities




This present study examined age and gender as factors of test anxiety among undergraduates from two universities in Nigeria. A total of 281 randomly selected participants participated in the study and they responded to the 20-item Suinn test anxiety behavior scale. For analysis of data the t-test for independent samples was used and results suggested that age and gender do not significantly predict test anxiety among undergraduates. It is therefore concluded that other variables apart from demographics may account for test anxiety among undergraduates in Nigeria. More research would need to be done in this area in order to ascertain the factors that may predict test anxiety among undergraduates in Nigeria and thereby provide empirical basis for intervention to help the test-anxious.


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