The Relationship between Test Anxiety and Academic Performance of Students in Vital Statistics Course

Shirin Iranfar, Ramin Khoshnoudi, Mansour Rezaei, Solaiman Ahmadi, Ahmad Khoshay, Asmat Rashiditabar, Mahboub Kashani


Introduction: Test anxiety is a common phenomenon among students and is one of the problems of educational system. The present study was conducted to investigate the test anxiety in vital statistics course and its association with academic performance of students at Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. This study was descriptive-analytical and the study sample included the students studying in nursing and midwifery, paramedicine and health faculties that had taken vital statistics course and were selected through census method. Sarason questionnaire was used to analyze the test anxiety. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings indicated no significant correlation between test anxiety and score of vital statistics course.

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