Test Anxiety under 15-year olds – A comparative study between Australia and The Netherlands
April 11, 2019 - Presented by Tim de Vries from Utrecht University, The Netherlands hosted by THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Date / Time
11:30 am 11/04/2019 -
12:30 pm 11/04/2019
Seminar 201, Level 2 - Cycad Building #1018, Long Pocket, The University of Queensland
80 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly QLD, Australia
School-related anxiety or test anxiety (TA) is a growing problem under children around the world. Many factors correlated with TA are described in the scientific literature (for example bullying, well-being and parent engagement) but a general model trying to explain TA is not available. This paper focuses on describing a model explaining TA. It also seems that Australia and the Netherlands differ in the number of children that suffer from TA. One of the research questions will focus on the conceptual model describing TA is valid for both Australian and Dutch children.
Tim de Vries is a research intern at the Institute for Social Science Research. He attends the master programme Social Policy and Public Health (SPPH) at Utrecht University in the Netherlands: SPPH focuses on social problems regarding public health. He graduated in Interdisciplinary Social Science, a bachelor programme focused on explaining social issues in an interdisciplinary way: an integration of sociology, psychology and anthropology, directed at the theme instead of discipline. His interests lie in
public health, internet, social media and human geography.