The Level of Test Anxiety among Final Year Bsc. Nursing Students
Keywords:Test anxiety, nursing students, test anxiety scale.
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.
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