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Higher Self-Control Capacity Predicts Lower Anxiety-Impaired Cognition during Math Examinations

Title: Higher Self-Control Capacity Predicts Lower Anxiety-Impaired Cognition during Math Examinations.
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Name(s): Bertrams, Alex, author
Baumeister, Roy F., author
Englert, Chris, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2016-03-31
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: We assumed that self-control capacity, self-efficacy, and self-esteem would enable students to keep attentional control during tests. Therefore, we hypothesized that the three personality traits would be negatively related to anxiety-impaired cognition during math examinations. Secondary school students (N = 158) completed measures of self-control capacity, self-efficacy, and self-esteem at the beginning of the school year. Five months later, anxiety-impaired cognition during math examinations was assessed. Higher self-control capacity, but neither self-efficacy nor self-esteem, predicted lower anxiety-impaired cognition 5 months later, over and above baseline anxiety-impaired cognition. Moreover, self-control capacity was indirectly related to math grades via anxiety-impaired cognition. The findings suggest that improving self-control capacity may enable students to deal with anxiety-related problems during school tests.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000373268700003 (IID), 10.3389/fpsyci.2016.00485 (DOI)
Keywords: adolescents, anxiety, control strength, depletion, efficacy, esteem, goal pursuit, math performance, performance, self-control, Self-efficacy, Self-esteem, short-form, success, working-memory
Publication Note: The publisher’s version of record is available at http://www.dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyci.2016.00485
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000373268700003
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Frontiers in Psychology.
1664-1078
Issue: vol. 7

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Bertrams, A., Baumeister, R. F., & Englert, C. (2016). Higher Self-Control Capacity Predicts Lower Anxiety-Impaired Cognition during Math Examinations. Frontiers In Psychology. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000373268700003