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JOSE, Laureane Hertlein Alcântara; VIVIAN, Aline Groff; JOSE, Fernando Elias Machado  e  SOUZA, Fernanda Pasquoto de. Anxiety, stress, ADHD symptoms and performance in candidates in the Bar Exam of theBrazilian Bar Association/RS. Aletheia [online]. 2015, n.47-48, pp. 142-154. ISSN 1413-0394.

Anxiety and stress are risk factors in public tender performances. This study aimed to verify associations among anxiety, stress, ADHD symptoms and the performance in XVIII Unified Order Exam from OAB test. Eighty-two Law bachelors, at the average age of 32,5 years old, took part in the study. Mosto f them were women (54,9%), made use of psychiatric medication (24,4%), repechage (7,3%), haven't taken the exam before (30,5%), from once to twice (29,3%), from three to five times (31,7%) and more than five times (8,5%). It was approved (56,1%), in which, the LSSI showed the presence of stress (65,2%), in resistance phase (76,7%) with the presence of psychological symptoms (70%). The BAI demonstrated moderate anxiety (21,7%) and severe (13%), had presence of attention disorder symptoms (41,7%), hyperactivity/ impulsiveness (33,3%) and both (25%). It was found significant associations among age and performance (p=0,021) and the presence of stress symptoms and performance (p=0,041).

Palavras-chave : Anxiety; Stress; BAR Exam.

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