1. I feel apprehensive while preparing for a test.
2. I feel tense when I am studying for a test or exam.
3. I am calm when I am studying for a test.
4. I feel peaceful when I am studying for a test.
5. I feel fear and uneasiness when taking an exam or being evaluated.
6. I feel self-assured when taking an exam.
7. I feel fearful when preparing for a test.
8. I feel ruffled when the test is handed to me.
9. I am jumpy and nervous while taking a test.
10.I feel composed and in control while taking an exam.
11.I am bothered and tense when I am being evaluated.
12.I feel satisfied when my exam is completed.
13.I feel safe during evaluative situations.
14.I feel flustered and confused when I start a test.
15.I am cheerful after I turn in my test.
16.I feel happy about how I did in evaluation situations.
17.I feel dejected and humiliated an hour before an exam.
18.I feel pleased and comfortable while taking a test.
19.I feel confident while taking a test.
20.I feel unhappy throughout an exam period.
Strongly Disagree = 1; Disagree = 2; Neutral = 3; Agree = 4; Strongly Agree = 5
SCORING: To compute your scores‚ add your scores for each item as indicated below:
Recode items: 3‚ 4‚ 6‚ 10‚ 12‚ 13‚ 15‚ 16‚ 18 and 19
After you have recoded the previous questions‚ add all of the numbers together to get your composite EAM score.
Score should be between 20 and 100. Scores of 80 and above indicate high test or evaluation apprehension; Scores of 25 and below indicate low test or evaluation apprehension; Scores between 26 and 79 indicate moderate test or evaluation apprehension.
This instrument can be found at: http://www.jamescmccroskey.com/measures/evaluation_apprehension.htm
Richmond‚ V. P.‚ Wrench‚ J. S.‚ & Gorham‚ J. (2001). Communication‚ affect‚ and learning in the classroom. Acton‚ MA: Tapestry Press.