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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: Journal Article
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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_pmch_27065013 (IID), 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00485 (DOI), PMC4815532 (PMCID), 27065013 (RID), 27065013 (EID)
Keywords: Anxiety, Math performance, Self-control, Self-efficacy, Self-esteem
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4815532.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_27065013
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_pmch_27065013