The structural model of attachment to the teacher, academic engagement and test anxiety

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In this study, the quality of teacher-student relationship is presented as attachment to teacher (secure attachment, avoidant attachment, and anxious attachment) as contextual variable and as factors influencing test anxiety in female students through academic engagement, are examined using the method of structural equation modeling. 289 female students were selected as the sample in Hamedan in the field of Mathematics-Physics and Empirical Sciences in chemistry and physics by the method of multistage cluster sampling and completed Rio and Tseng questionnaire of aspects of academic engagement (2011) and researcher-made three-dimensional scale of attachment to teacher, and Test Anxiety Inventory of Abolqasemi et al. (2002). According to the results and the model presented,secure attachment has no significant direct effect on test anxiety, But, through the mediating role of academic engagement, reduces test anxiety. Anxious and Avoidant attachment to the teacher leads to increased test anxiety.


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