Reducing statistics anxiety and enhancing statistics learning achievement: Effectiveness of a one-minute strategy

Chei-Chang Chiou, Yu Min Wang, Li Tze Lee

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)


Statistical knowledge is widely used in academia; however, statistics teachers struggle with the issue of how to reduce students' statistics anxiety and enhance students' statistics learning. This study assesses the effectiveness of a "one-minute paper strategy" in reducing students' statistics-related anxiety and in improving students' statistics-related achievement. Participants were 77 undergraduates from two classes enrolled in applied statistics courses. An experiment was implemented according to a pretest/posttest comparison group design. The quasi-experimental design showed that the one-minute paper strategy significantly reduced students' statistics anxiety and improved students' statistics learning achievement. The strategy was a better instructional tool than the textbook exercise for reducing students' statistics anxiety and improving students' statistics achievement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-310
Number of pages14
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

Cite this