Investigation of Factors Predicting the Anxiety Level of University Senior Students
The purpose of this study is to determine the factors affecting the anxiety level of university senior students. Descriptive method was used in this study. The study group is composed by 488 (232 females; 256 males) students studying in different departments of the Faculties of Education and Technical Education, and department of physical education and sports teaching of School of Physical Education and Sports at Mugla University. The data were collected using the Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Hopelessness Scale, Automatic Thoughts Scale, and Test Anxiety Inventory. Multiple hierarchical regression analysis was used for explaining anxiety; Pearson Product-Moment Correlation analysis was also employed to search for relationships among all variables. Significant effects of hopelessness, automatic thoughts, and test anxiety, on anxiety was detected.