Event Title

The Effects of Statistics Anxiety, Self-Efficacy, and Spirituality on Working Memory

Presenter Information

Kevin Rosales

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Major

Psychology

Start Date

5-21-2015 7:00 PM

End Date

5-21-2015 7:30 PM

Abstract

The current study will examine the relationship among statistics anxiety, self-efficacy, spirituality, and working memory capacity in college students. It is hypothesized that there will be a negative relationship between statistics anxiety and working memory. Secondly, it is anticipated that selfefficacy and working memory will be positively related. In addition, it is hypothesized that there will be a positive relationship between spirituality and working memory capacity in college students. Approximately 100 undergraduates from CSUSB will be recruited through the university’s internet-based research management system. Participants will be provided with a survey containing the following scales: Statistics anxiety rating scale (STARS), the Academics Self-Efficacy Scale, & the spirituality scale. Subsequently, participants will be assessed for working memory capacity using the operation span task. Furthermore, participants will be counterbalanced to where half of the participants will complete the survey first, then the working memory task, and the other half will complete the working memory task then the survey.

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The Effects of Statistics Anxiety, Self-Efficacy, and Spirituality on Working Memory

The current study will examine the relationship among statistics anxiety, self-efficacy, spirituality, and working memory capacity in college students. It is hypothesized that there will be a negative relationship between statistics anxiety and working memory. Secondly, it is anticipated that selfefficacy and working memory will be positively related. In addition, it is hypothesized that there will be a positive relationship between spirituality and working memory capacity in college students. Approximately 100 undergraduates from CSUSB will be recruited through the university’s internet-based research management system. Participants will be provided with a survey containing the following scales: Statistics anxiety rating scale (STARS), the Academics Self-Efficacy Scale, & the spirituality scale. Subsequently, participants will be assessed for working memory capacity using the operation span task. Furthermore, participants will be counterbalanced to where half of the participants will complete the survey first, then the working memory task, and the other half will complete the working memory task then the survey.