INFLUENCE OF STUDY SKILLS ON TEST ANXIETY LEVELS OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS
Keywords:Study Skills, Anxiety, Test, Mathematics, Gender
The goal of this study, Influence of Study Skills on Test Anxiety of Senior Secondary School Students in Mathematics, was to ascertain the impact of study skills on test anxiety levels of senior secondary school students studying mathematics. Two research questions and two hypotheses were established to guide the investigation. 1,250 senior secondary school (SS III) students in the Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria, made up the study's population. Of these, 400 were selected by a stratified random sample procedure from eight different schools. The research instruments used for data collection were the Students’ Study Skills Inventory (SSI) of the subjects and a Test Anxiety Scale (TAS) adapted from Sarason (1980). To analyse the data and respond to the research questions, mean ratings and standard deviation were used, and a t-test was used to test the null hypotheses at the 0.05 level of significance. The study's findings revealed that gender strongly influences students' test anxiety levels, with female students reporting higher levels of test anxiety than their male counterparts. Study skills have no discernible impact on students' test anxiety levels. recommendations formulated considering the study's findings.