Children in Singapore More Anxious About Exams than COVID-19, Survey Reveals
Republished with Permission
18 September 2020
Focus on the Family Singapore said the findings suggest that exams and grades are "of high importance" for the general population of students here.
"While it is natural that examinations cause some anxiety, high levels of worry can lead to test anxiety if left unchecked. This may in turn affect students' academic performance and lead to other forms of anxiety, depression or mental health issues," the charity said.
Parental support can mitigate the negative effects of test anxiety on students, it added.
Of the three in five children who are worried about the upcoming examinations, 38.1 per cent indicated that they do not receive consistent parental support.