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Test Anxiety

  1. Moshe Zeidner

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0984

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Zeidner, M. 2010. Test Anxiety. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.

Author Information

  1. University of Haifa, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


This article provides a basic overview of current issues in test anxiety. It begins with a brief description of the test anxiety construct and its major facets and then moves on to discuss key issues in the assessment of test anxiety, as well as the anxiety–performance interface. It concludes by discussing a number of clinical considerations.


  • anxiety;
  • emotions;
  • test anxiety;
  • test behavior