International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018


Associative Factors Related to Examination Phobia in Across Gender among High School Students

Singh Saumya | Singh Neetu [9]


Abstract: Everybody experiences fear or anxiety in life, but the threshold differs from individual to individual. When the fear or anxiety is strong and irrational this can be considered as phobia. Stimulus that causes phobia differs from individual to individual. Examination phobia has Cognitive, Emotional and Physiological components. Cognitive components include: thinking of failure, worrying about possible outcomes, lack of confidence, Feeling of excessive mental pressure, Suicidal ideation, Negative self talk, etc. Emotional components include: Tension, Apprehension, Nervousness, Depression, Frustration, etc. Physiological components include: Nausea, Palpitation, Perspiration, Trembling and limbs become cold, etc. All together leads to poor performance, then to poor achievement, which in turn creates anxiety. They may be preoccupied with negative thoughts, doubting their academic ability and intellectual competence (Sarason & Sarason, 1990). This study was carried out in government and private school in Lucknow city. This study on 120 boys and girls who belonging to high school student were selected from wards of Lucknow. The approaches adopted for the study was cross sectional for the duration of the studies was11 months (July2017-2018). The tool in this study pre-designed and pre-tested questionnaire, and for assess the examination phobia in high school students, stress scale for student used for transition period: use developed by Lina Bartkiene. In result there is positive correlation examination phobia and performance outcome.


Keywords: Tension, Apprehension, Nervousness, Depression, Frustration, Physiological components


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018,


Pages: 24 - 25


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