Test Anxiety in Relation to Perception of Parental Involvement among Senior Secondary School Students

Amrita Dutta
Asst. Professor Department of Education Rabindra Bharathi Mahavidiyalaya, Kolaghat, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal (Affiliated to Vidyasagar University) Email- amritadutta.education08@gmail.com, Mob.-
Test Anxiety is an important area of study in these days. It is felt very necessary to investigate the causes of this anxiety and to recognise the relationship to the perception of Parental involvement. Thus, the present study is pertinent to be conducted over senior secondary school students to anticipate whether there is any impact of perception of parental involvement towards their test anxiety. Present study involves descriptive survey research with a randomly selected sample of 300 senior secondary school students from ten different Senior Secondary Schools of West Bengal Board of Higher Secondary Education from Kolkata, India. Data is subjected to descriptive statistics, Mean, SD calculated and Pearson correlation coefficient (r) is computed to find out the relationship, t-test is used for the investigation of differences. The result clearly illustrates that Test Anxiety with Perception of Mother Involvement and Father Involvement among senior secondary students is negatively correlated. It has been found that mean of Mother Involvement is little more than Father Involvement in all the dimensions under study. The study suggests reorganization and reconsideration of present educational system’s structure, functions and evaluation system. Proper educational planning and further research is necessary to eliminate the negative effect of academic stress and anxiety among students. The responsibility of parents’ in this regard is very significant. Their loving, caring and supporting attitude can make lots of differences towards their children’s life.