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Caribbean Journal of Education

School Anxiety: Initial Data and Indications for Further Research

Publication Date: 
April 1983

This report summarizes the findings of a group of Diploma of Education students (N. 42) who each investigated, using a case-study approach, both a high and low anxiety subject chosen from an examination class in Jamaican secondary schools or tertiary institutions. Subjects were identified from responses to a common instrument, further investigation of pairs of subjects then being carried out on the initiative of each Diploma student. The data indicated a link between high anxiety and low academic achievement, low self concept, poor communication within the home, school and peer group environment, Family size and birth order were sufficiently mentioned in the case studies to suggest that systematic investigation of these variables might be informative.

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