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Student test type preference and its relation to personality and achievement

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posted on 2023-02-06, 01:12 authored by G J HUXHAM, A LIPTON, Robert CumminsRobert Cummins
1. Test type preference of 227 medical students was investigated by means of a questionnaire. 2. A majority of students believed that MCQ examinations gave rise to less advance anxiety than other forms of examination. 3. There was a highly significant correlation between preference and performance, probably as a result of reciprocal reinforcement between them. 4. A multiple linear regression analysis revealed that the scales stability/neuroticism, extraversion/introversion, general mental ability and native language had a significant influence on test preference. There was a significant trend for confident, stable students to demonstrate preference for MCQ while tense, anxious students tended to prefer other test types. 5. We conclude that a mixed examination format is desirable not only on theoretical grounds, but was also preferred by these students. 1976 Blackwell Publishing

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Journal

Medical Education

Volume

10

Pagination

90 - 96

ISSN

0308-0110

eISSN

1365-2923

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