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CUNHA, Neide de Brito; OLIVEIRA, Sandra Maria da Silva Sales; SILVA, Thaísa Vilhena  and  OLIVEIRA, Antônio José Figueiredo. Anxiety and performance school in basic education. Educação. Santa Maria [online]. 2017, vol.42, n.2, pp.397-410. ISSN 1984-6444.

This study aimed to evaluate anxiety in students of elementary school and any differences with regard to gender, age, school year, school type and academic performance in math and Portuguese. In this field research, we evaluated 134 students from two schools, one public and one particular of the southern state of Minas Gerais-Brasil. Of the total, 70 were girls and the ages ranged from 7 to 10 years. The students were attending the 2nd to 5th year. Anxiety Inventory at the School and students' grades in the subjects of Portuguese and Mathematics was used. The results showed an average level of school anxiety and statistically significant differences weren’t found in the evaluation of anxiety regarding the variables studied. As there is a lack of research with children as the school anxiety in this level of education, it is considered important to evaluate other samples.

Keywords : Anxiety; Academic Performance; Elementary School.

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