Examination stress and test anxiety

D. Putwain

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Abstract

Happiness lessons in schools.. removing GCSE oral language examinations because they are too stressful… are these political gimmicks from central government, or responses to a real issue regarding the emotional health of children and young people? What is certain is that the results of tests and examinations can form the basis of young people’s self-judgements, aspirations and fears. For a small proportion of students they become a serious obstacle to demonstrating academic achievement and also relate to myriad difficulties in other areas of their life, including relationships and mental health difficulties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1026-1029
JournalThe Psychologist
Volume21
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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