A study published in the British Journal of Psychology finds being anxious only has a negative impact on results if a child's memory is poor. But if a young person has a good memory, a tendency to feel anxious is linked with getting better marks.
The research assessed 96 children aged 12 to 14 in memory and nervousness tests. A survey established how anxious the children usually felt, and the results were measured against their ability to perform computerized tests concerning "complex" or working-memory skills.
Let’s individuals with low working-memory capacity, increases in a tendency towards anxiety were related to decreases in cognitive test presentation," the study says Poor memory the researchers say the outcome of the study should encourage education professionals to goal help at anxious children with low complex memory skills.