Test Anxiety Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for Adolescents (TA-AAQ-A)
Pires, C. P., Putwain, D. W., Hofmann, S. G., Martins, D. S., MacKenzie, M. B., Kocovski, N. L., & Salvador, M. C. (2020).General Description
The TA-AAQ-A is a unifactorial self-report scale that intents to assess adolescents’ psychological flexibility in test situations regarding two dimensions, Acceptance and Action. It is composed of 12 reverse-scored items, with 9 items (7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, and 19) referring mainly to the (non-)acceptance of the text anxiety experience, and 3 items (5, 6, and 10) referring mainly to (lack of) committed action, that is, the pursuit of valued ends even when experiencing test anxiety. Higher scores refer to higher levels of acceptance of test anxiety symptoms, without trying to control, avoid, or escape them, and higher levels of action even in the face of these symptoms.
Pires, C. P., Putwain, D. W., Hofmann, S. G., Martins, D. S., MacKenzie, M. B., Kocovski, N. L., & Salvador, M. C. (2020). Assessing psychological flexibility in test situations: The Test Anxiety Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for Adolescents [Monograph Innovaciones en la Evaluación de los Problemas Emocionales en Niños y Adolescentes]. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology/Revista de Psicopatología y Psicología Clínica, 25(3), 147-159. https://doi.org/10.5944/rppc.29014
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