The role of self-control strength in the development of state anxiety in test situations


Englert, Christoph ; Bertrams, Alex


URL: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/258640226_...
Additional URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2466/15.10....
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2013
The title of a journal, publication series: Psychological Reports
Volume: 112
Issue number: 3
Page range: 976-991
Place of publication: Missoula, Mont.
Publishing house: Psychological Reports
ISSN: 0033-2941 , 1558-691X
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Pädagogische Psychologie (Dickhäuser)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Abstract: Self-control strength may affect state anxiety because emotion regulation is impaired in individuals whose self-control strength has been temporarily depleted. Increases in state anxiety were expected to be larger for participants with depleted compared to nondepleted self-control strength, and trait test anxiety should predict increases in state anxiety more strongly if self-control strength is depleted. In a sample of 76 university students, trait test anxiety was assessed, self-control strength experimentally manipulated, and state anxiety measured before and after the announcement of a test. State anxiety increased after the announcement. Trait test anxiety predicted increases in state anxiety only in students with depleted self-control strength, suggesting that increased self-control strength may be useful for coping with anxiety.

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Englert, Christoph ; Bertrams, Alex (2013) The role of self-control strength in the development of state anxiety in test situations. Psychological Reports Missoula, Mont. 112 3 976-991 [Article]


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