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ERIC Number: ED506526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep-22
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
High Test Anxiety among Nursing Students
Driscoll, Richard; Evans, Ginger; Ramsey, Gary; Wheeler, Sara
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Nursing programs can be highly stressful, and the investigation was undertaken to see if nursing students are more test anxious than students in other fields. The Westside Test Anxiety Scale has administered to 298 nursing students at two colleges, and to a comparison group of 471 high school and college students. Fully 30% of nursing students were found to have high test anxiety, versus 17% of students in the comparison populations. Statistically, test anxiety was found to be significantly higher for the nursing students compared to other students. It is recommended that nursing programs be aware of the high stress and anxiety among their students and seek ways to overcome it.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A