EFFECTS OF ACADEMIC ANXIETY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS WITH AND WITHOUT LEARNING DISABILITIES AND HOW STUDENTS CAN COPE WITH ANXIETY AT SCHOOL
This research paper explores the relationship between anxiety, student achievement, self-concept, and self-efficacy for students with and without disabilities. Anxiety can have negative effects on all students. Students with anxiety problems tend to show lower levels of academic achievement, self-efficacy, and self-concept. Anxiety reduction requires the work of students, teachers, and parents. Mindfulness Meditation, metacognition, coping, teacher involvement, and test question order are anxiety reduction strategies explored. Problem based learning is a teaching method proven to increase students’ levels of positive metacognition. Ideas for further research involving anxiety and students with learning disabilities are explored.