Self-control strength in the relation between trait test anxiety and state anxiety

Bertrams, Alex; Englert, Christoph; Dickhäuser, Oliver (2010). Self-control strength in the relation between trait test anxiety and state anxiety. Journal of Research in Personality, 44(6), pp. 738-741. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jrp.2010.09.005

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The present research examined whether in a test situation, the relation between trait test anxiety and state anxiety depends on the momentary availability of self-control strength. Since self-control strength is crucial for emotion regulation, we assume that trait test anxiety is more closely related to state anxiety if self-control strength is depleted than if it is not depleted. We conducted an experiment with 119 undergraduates in which we measured trait test anxiety, manipulated availability of self-control strength, and assessed state anxiety after a test announcement. Consistent with the assumption, multiple regression analyses revealed that trait test anxiety and state anxiety were positively related if self-control strength was depleted, but were not related if self-control strength was intact.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Educational Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education

UniBE Contributor:

Bertrams, Alexander Gregor and Englert, Christoph

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

0092-6566

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Noemi Martina Casola

Date Deposited:

11 Mar 2015 17:16

Last Modified:

04 Aug 2017 11:01

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jrp.2010.09.005

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.64315

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64315

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