Impact of exam system changes on students' anxiety levels

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, SAĞLIK BİLİMLERİ ENSTİTÜSÜ, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Mehmet İnkaya

Supervisor: SELÇUK KIRLI


In this study, the effect of university exam system changes in 2018 on the anxiety levels of students was examined. The sample of the study was assumed to be affected by 2018 university exam changes; 1- 50 male and 50 female students studying at Uludağ University, who passed the university exam in 2018 2- 50 male and 50 female students who could not pass the the university exam in 2018 and are preparing for university exam 3- 2018 university exam changes will be encountered in the university exam in 2019 Bursa Ulubatlı Hasan Anatolian High School's students 50 students, 50 girls were determined. In the study, "STAI TX-I State and STAI TX-2 Trait Anxiety scales were applied to 300 students. LSD and t-test were used to analyze the data. In the statistical analysis; It was found that the state anxiety of the students were higher than the trait anxiety and the female students' state and trait anxiety was higher than male students' anxiety. In the light of the realities, the statement made by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) stated that the changes made in the university entrance exams in 2018 would reduce the students' concerns and increase their success. However these discourses were unreciprocated. According to the results of this study, the examination changes made less time before the examination, the anxiety levels of the students who took the exam in 2018 increased compared to the students who will take the exam in 2019. Based on these facts, it is considered that exam changes should be made before the at least two academic years and no questions will be required for anxiety level of our students.