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The Effect of Psychological Control on Students' Exam Anxiety

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DOI: 10.23977/aetp.2023.070301 | Downloads: 16 | Views: 495


Xianji Ma 1


1 Department of Education, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, Yunnan, China

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Xianji Ma


To investigate the impact of learning strategies on high school students' exam anxiety and to explore the psychological control mechanisms between them, the study conducted a questionnaire survey on 283 senior high school students using the Exam Anxiety Scale, Learning Strategy Deficiency Scale, and Exam Psychological Control Scale. The research results indicate that there is a significant positive correlation between test psychological control and test anxiety, while there is a significant negative correlation between learning strategies and psychological control and test anxiety. Psychological control plays a partial mediating role between exam anxiety and learning strategies. Educators can enrich students' learning strategies, guide and enhance their sense of psychological control during exams, and effectively help students cope with exam anxiety and reduce exam anxiety.


Senior high school students; Learning strategies; Exam anxiety; Psychological control


Xianji Ma, The Effect of Psychological Control on Students' Exam Anxiety. Advances in Educational Technology and Psychology (2023) Vol. 7: 1-5. DOI:


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