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Effect of Anxiety on Real and Ideal Vocational Aspiration among Grammar School Boys

Naturevolume 199pages12141215 (1963) | Download Citation

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DURING the course of the collection of data for an investigation of certain problems related to school-leaving behaviour among fifth-form boys in a Midland's grammar school, information was obtained about their real and their ideal expectations about their own occupation achievement. This report is concerned with an analysis of relationships among these real and ideal vocational aspirations and achievement-related anxiety as measured by a modified form of the test anxiety questionnaire (TAQ)1 which had been prepared for use within the British school system as a 15-item self-rating scale.

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  1. National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

    • LAWRENCE W. LITTIG

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