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Journal:   RESEARCH IN COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES   SPRING- SUMMER 2017 , Volume 7 , Number 1 (12) ; Page(s) 1 To 15.
 
Paper: 

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ATTRIBUTION STYLES AND TEST ANXIETY: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF ACHIEVEMENT GOALS

 
 
Author(s):  KARESHKI H.*, MOHAMMADTAGHIZADEH N., MIRI M.S.
 
* FERDOWSI UNIVERSITY OF MASHHAD, MASHHAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Attribution styles is considered one of the most important factors affecting the psychological and educatioal performance of students. The purpose of this study was to determine the mediating role of achievement goals in predicting test anxiety on the basis of attribution styles. Therefore 259 undergraduate students at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad were randomly selected and asked to answer the item of Attribution Style, Achievement Goals, and Test Anxiety Qustionnaires. The data obtained were analyzed by software SPSS20 and LISREL8.53. The results of path analysis showed that achievement goals had a direct effect on test anxiety and also mediated the effect of positive attributional biases on test anxiety indirectly. It was concluded that achievement goals is an important variable that directly and indirectly affect test anxiety in students. This has important implications for educators and students.

 
Keyword(s): GOAL ACHIEVEMENT, POSITIVE ATTRIBUTIONAL BIASES, TEST ANXIETY
 
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