The role of self-control strength in the development of state anxiety in test situations

Englert, Christoph; Bertrams, Alex (2013). The role of self-control strength in the development of state anxiety in test situations. Psychological Reports, 112(3), pp. 976-991. Ammons Scientific 10.2466/15.10.PR0.112.3.976-991

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Self-control strength may affect state anxiety because emotion regulation is impaired in individuals whose self-control strength has been temporarily depleted. Increases in state anxiety were expected to be larger for participants with depleted compared to nondepleted self-control strength, and trait test anxiety should predict increases in state anxiety more strongly if self-control strength is depleted. In a sample of 76 university students, trait test anxiety was assessed, self-control strength experimentally manipulated, and state anxiety measured before and after the announcement of a test. State anxiety increased after the announcement. Trait test anxiety predicted increases in state anxiety only in students with depleted self-control strength, suggesting that increased self-control strength may be useful for coping with anxiety.

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:

Englert, Christoph and Bertrams, Alexander Gregor

Subjects:

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

ISSN:

0033-2941

Publisher:

Ammons Scientific

Language:

English

Submitter:

Noemi Martina Casola

Date Deposited:

13 Mar 2015 08:23

Last Modified:

31 Jul 2017 15:59

Publisher DOI:

10.2466/15.10.PR0.112.3.976-991

PubMed ID:

24245083

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64330

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