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Effects of ADHD and Test Anxiety on Reading Comprehension and Test Performance

Title: Effects of ADHD and Test Anxiety on Reading Comprehension and Test Performance.
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Name(s): Wood, Sarah, author
Wagner, Richard K., professor directing thesis
Hart, Sara, committee member
Boot, Walter Richard, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Arts and Sciences, degree granting college
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (61 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Past research suggests that reading comprehension performance relies not solely on cognitive skills such as decoding, vocabulary, and inference skills, but also on attention and behavior. Specifically, the literature has pointed to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and test anxiety as possible influences on reading comprehension test performance. Previous work has examined the individual effects of ADHD and test anxiety on reading comprehension test performance. However, there is little research investigating their joint effects on reading comprehension test performance. The proposed study will attempt to answer three questions through a series of structural equation models (SEM). First, do ADHD and test anxiety affect reading comprehension test performance? Second, if so, are these effects independent or redundant? Third, in addition to their main effects, do test anxiety and ADHD interact in affecting reading comprehension test performance? Taken together, these results will inform researchers on the effects of ADHD and test anxiety about reading comprehension test performance.
Identifier: FSU_2016SP_Wood_fsu_0071N_12992 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester 2015.
Date of Defense: November 30, 2015.
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Richard K. Wagner, Professor Directing Thesis; Sara Hart, Committee Member; Walter Boot, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
Educational psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2016SP_Wood_fsu_0071N_12992
Owner Institution: FSU

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Wood, S. (2015). Effects of ADHD and Test Anxiety on Reading Comprehension and Test Performance. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2016SP_Wood_fsu_0071N_12992