Test-taking situation is a stressful situation in which many students experience negative emotions associated with significant neurohormonal (changes in cortisol level) and physiological changes (psychosomatic symptoms). The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between trait anxiety, test anxiety, cortisol level, psychosomatic symptoms, perception of test difficulty, and final grade. The investigation was conducted with 116 first-year dentistry and medical students while taking a very difficult w…
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