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Examination Stress in Singapore primary schoolchildren: how compliance by subjects can impact on study results

Parker, G; Cai, Zheng-Li; Tan, S; Dear, Keith; Henderson, A Scott; Poh, G; Kwee, G

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Objective: Examinations are anecdotally viewed as extremely stressful to Singapore schoolchildren. We test this postulate by obtaining parental ratings of children's emotional stress levels longitudinally in a large representative sample of sixth (P6) and fifth (P5) class primary schoolchildren, respectively, exposed and unexposed to a streaming examination. Method: Children's stress levels were rated monthly by a parent for 10 months. Results: Analyses failed to find evidence of any...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76765
Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0447.2003.00163.x

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