Developing and Validation of the Anxiety Coping during Tests Scale

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Coping strategies are a useful tool to regulate the anxiety experienced in evaluative situations.Based on that, the objective of this study was to develop a scale to measure the use of strategies in orderto cope anxiety during tests, delimiting those which allow to continue solving the test. The developed instrumentwas applied to 184 people (101 women, 82 men and 1 unidentified person with these categories(Mage = 17.27, SD = 0.70) and it considered the experiences in the admission test to a University. The ExploratoryStructural Equation Modeling showed a three-factor structure, which represented the strategies:acceptance, putting into perspective and active coping. Each factor defined a subscale, which presentedevidence of reliability: acceptable internal consistencies and significant test-retest correlations. Favorableevidence of validity was provided through the analysis of experts, structural equation analysis, gender differences,and partial correlations with test anxiety. It was concluded that the proposed scale is suitable tomeasure the coping with during tests.
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Year of Publication
2022
Journal
Ansiedad y Estrés
Volume
28
Issue
2
Number of Pages
81-90
Date Published
04/2022
Type of Article
Journal Article
ISSN Number
1134-7937
ISBN Number
2174-0437
DOI
10.5093/anyes2022a9