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Cardiovascular reactions to exam situations


Šimić, Nataša; Manenica, Ilija
Cardiovascular reactions to exam situations // Review of psychology, 18 (2011), 1; 35-42 (podatak o recenziji nije dostupan, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Cardiovascular reactions to exam situations

Autori
Šimić, Nataša ; Manenica, Ilija

Izvornik
Review of psychology (1330-6812) 18 (2011), 1; 35-42

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Exam stress; heart rate variability; spectral analysis; exam difficulty

Sažetak
The aim of this study was to examine whether the parameters of cardiac R-R intervals reflect the changes in the emotional and mental components of stress during a difficult and an easy exam. Twelve subjects, 18 to 19 years of age, with no previous experience with exams at university level, took part in the study. The levels of anxiety, high activation and exam apprehension were assessed before a difficult and an easy exam. Subjects’ cardiac R-R intervals were continuously registered in the period of five minutes before the exam, during the whole exam, and five minutes after the exam by the Power Lab polygraph. The level of anxiety, high activation and exam apprehension were higher before the difficult exam than before the easy exam. Shorter and more regular R-R intervals were found during the difficult exam as compared to the easy exam. No significant differences in the spectral analyses parameters were found between the difficult and the easy exam, while the differences were significant between the pre-exam, exam and the post-exam periods.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Psihologija



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