Achievement Anxiety Test (AAT)

Title: Achievement Anxiety Test (AAT)
Author: Alpert, R. & Haber, R. N
Year: 1960

The Achievement Anxiety Test (AAT) was devised to look at the presence or absence of anxiety as it affects academic achievement performance but also whether the anxiety facilitates or debilitates test performance. It consists of two independent scales: a facilitating scale of nine items and a debilitating scale of 10 items that are administered as one scale using a 5-point likert scale. Scoring and psychometric properties are provided.

Age Range: Adults
Administration: Individual
  • 2 copies of article (see Notes)

1) Alpert, R., and Haber, R.N. (1960). Anxiety in academic achievement situations. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 61 (2), 207-215.

2) Forms in BSB 158A


Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology

Qualification Level: Level A or 3
Test Category: Personality – Non-projective


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