Assessing the construct validity of test anxiety: The influence of test characteristics and impact on test score criterion validityTesting, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology (2013)
The construct validity of test anxiety requires not only confirmation of its factor structure, distinc
tion from related affective constructs, and negative relationship with test performance, but also requires
that the test scores of test anxious individuals have lower levels of predictive validity than the test
scores of individuals with lower levels of test anxiety. This paper examines these varying components
of the construct validity of test anxiety and presents evidence of the constructs’ unique position within
the nomological network as well as evidence that test anxiety reduces the predictive validity of scores
on a measure of academic aptitude. Implications for assessment in high stakes settings are discussed.
- test anxiety,
- construct validity,
Citation InformationAndrea Gaye-Valentine and Marcus Crede. "Assessing the construct validity of test anxiety: The influence of test characteristics and impact on test score criterion validity" Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology Vol. 20 (2013) p. 117 - 130
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