Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)

Research on the Influence of Stress on the Examination Results of Undergraduates

Authors
Wei Zhang1, *
1University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, US, 06268
*Corresponding author. Email: wei.11.zhang@uconn.edu
Corresponding Author
Wei Zhang
Available Online 1 June 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.522How to use a DOI?
Keywords
undergraduate students; level of stress; tests; working memory
Abstract

Most of the students are not able to perform well in their exams, and we want to figure out why things happen like this. The study, through experiments, assessed impairments on working memory functionality due to heightened levels of stress. We hypothesized that difficult working memory tasks would elicit a greater stress response in participants with prior chronic stress. Undergraduate college students (N=40) were randomly assigned to one of two different conditions presenting at different levels of difficulty. Participants were asked to complete surveys on their perceived stress levels both from the past month and presently. Participants were then prompted to complete tasks to engage working memory at different levels of difficulty depending on group assignments. The results showed that the more difficult working memory task significantly increased the stress of participants.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 June 2022
ISBN
10.2991/assehr.k.220504.522
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.522How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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