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ERIC Number: ED524884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 155
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1243-8144-2
Effects of Mayfield's Four Questions (M4Q) on Nursing Students' Self-Efficacy and Multiple-Choice Test Scores
Mayfield, Linda Riggs
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
This study examined the effects of being taught the Mayfield's Four Questions multiple-choice test-taking strategy on the perceived self-efficacy and multiple-choice test scores of nursing students in a two-year associate degree program. Experimental and control groups were chosen by stratified random sampling. Subjects completed the 10-statement General Self-Efficacy survey and two additional statements based on guidelines by the survey authors and self-efficacy theorist Albert Bandura. The intervention consisted of weekly half-hour sessions to learn and practice M4Q. Survey data was statistically analyzed by group and by statement. Multiple-choice test scores were analyzed by group, level, test and test group. Statistically significant differences were found between the final experimental (n = 16) and control (n = 17) groups in post-intervention perceived self-efficacy, change in perceived self-efficacy, specific self-efficacy factors, scores on the final standardized nursing test and the mean score of the predictor tests for the licensure examination. A significant correlation was found between the number of M4Q teaching sessions attended and 2nd year students' grades on two teacher-prepared tests. Results indicate the M4Q can have a positive effect on both self-efficacy and multiple-choice test performance. Suggestions for further research were discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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