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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.||
Bertrams, Alex, author
Baumeister, Roy F, author
Englert, Chris, author
|Type of Resource:||text|
|Extent:||1 online resource|
|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|
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Frontiers in psychology.
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