The Level of Test Anxiety among Final Year Bsc. Nursing Students

Authors

  • Sreenu M.B
  • Baby Ratnasabapathy
  • A Felicia Chitra
  • Manjubala Dash
  • S Jayanthi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpn.v7i1.13966

Keywords:

Test anxiety, nursing students, test anxiety scale.

Abstract

Background: Test anxiety has been a problem for many individuals not only in the workforce, but also in
many schools and colleges(Driscoll, Evans , Ramsey and Wheeler 2009).According to Driscoll et al.., when
compared to high school students and the general public (17%), nursing students have shown to have over
double (55-60%) the rate of moderately high to high test anxiety.
Aim: The main purpose of the study is to assess the level of test anxiety among nursing students and to
associate test anxiety with selected demographic variables.
Methodology: A quantitative descriptive design was used. A sample of 30 final year B. Sc. nursing students
in MTPG &RIHS, Puducherry were selected by using Purposive sampling technique who fulfilled the
inclusion criteria. The Data collected through Email using standardized test anxiety questionnaire.
Result: Among 30 participants, the majority 28 (93.33 %) of subjects were females, only 2 (6.67%) are
males. Majority 16 (53.4%) of them were 21 years, 12 belongs to age 20yrs (40%), and only one subject in
age 19 years (3.3%), and one in age 22 (3.3%). In the study it was found that 23.3% of students do not suffer
from test anxiety and 3.3% have unhealthy level of anxiety and majority of subjects 22 (73.3 %) exhibit
some of the characteristics of test anxiety.
Conclusion: The study conducted among 30 final year B.Sc. nursing student. There was a high prevalence
of test anxiety among nursing students. Majority of subjects ,73.3 % exhibit some of the characteristics
of test anxiety which is healthy and only 3.3 % of subjects have an unhealthy level of test anxiety. The
researcher concluded that the association between the selected demographic variables of students and test
anxiety is not significant statistically.

Author Biographies

Sreenu M.B

Msc Nursing Student, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry,
India

Baby Ratnasabapathy

Vice Principal, Prof. cum HOD, Dept of MHN. MTPG& RIHS, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and
Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry, India

A Felicia Chitra

Principal. CON. MTPG& RIHS, Mother Theresa Post
Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry, India

Manjubala Dash

Prof. and Head, Department of Obstetrics
and Gynecology Nursing, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry,India

S Jayanthi

DEAN, MTPG& RIHS, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences,
Puducherry, India

Published

2021-02-03