No evidence of attentional bias in statistics anxiety

Chew, Peter K.H., Swinbourne, Anne, and Dillon, Denise B. (2014) No evidence of attentional bias in statistics anxiety. The European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences, 10 (3). pp. 1451-1465.

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Abstract

The role of attentional bias in statistics anxiety was explored through cognitive and affective tasks. Participants consisted of 76 (73.7% females) students in the James Cook University Psychology programs at the Australia (35.5%) and Singapore campuses (64.5%). Participants completed the emotional Stroop task and the dot probe task, and measures of statistics anxiety and social desirability. No evidence of attentional bias was found. This could be due several methodological reasons. Limitations and future research directions are discussed.

Item ID: 34809
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2301-2218
Keywords: statistics anxiety; attentional bias
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Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2014 04:54
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1702 Cognitive Science > 170201 Computer Perception, Memory and Attention @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 100%
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