66.2 Humor Minimizes the Deleterious Effect of Item-Difficulty Sequencing by Reducing Anxiety

What:
Student Poster
When:
11:00 AM, Friday 8 Nov 2019 (1 hour 50 minutes)
Where:
Grand Ballroom A/B
Tags:
Assessment and Program EvaluationSocial & Behavioral SciencesExperiential Learning
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It is well known that mathematics can be an anxiety-provoking subject. In particular, math tests may cause concern. One reason deals with how the difficulty of questions is ordered. This study explores which difficulty sequence yields the least anxiety and analyzes if humor can reduce that anxiety.

Participant
Elmhurst College
Participant
Elmhurst College
Participant
Elmhurst College

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