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Effects of a psychomotor taxonomy performance scale on state anxiety in student nurses during the evaluation process

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dc.contributor.advisor Burnett, Dale
dc.contributor.author Seymour, Margaret D
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-16T20:15:36Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-16T20:15:36Z
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/877
dc.description ca. 190 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract This study was developed to examine the effect of two evaluation methods on the state anxiety levels of first year nursing students at Medicine Hat College in Southeastern Alberta. The two evaluation methods used were the critical elements method and the introduction of a psychomotor taxonomy scale. The nursing students were non-randomly placed into the control or the experimental group at the time of their registration. The control group was evaluated using the critical elements method and the experimental group using the psychomotor taxonomy scale. The nursing students' state anxiety was measured using the Spielberger (1977) state anxiety scale before and after testing sessions 1, 3, 5 and 9. The results showed that the control group had higher state anxiety scores than the experimental group on both the pre and post test. This showed that the use of the psychomotor taxonomy scale tended to arouse a lower level of state anxiety in the nursing students in the experimental group. Further research is required to study the relevance of this decrease in state anxiety and its effect on actual skill performance. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1989 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Nursing students -- Evaluation en
dc.subject Motor ability -- Testing en
dc.subject Test anxiety en
dc.subject Nurses -- Study and teaching en
dc.title Effects of a psychomotor taxonomy performance scale on state anxiety in student nurses during the evaluation process en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en
dc.description.discrepancy Page 38 appears twice in the book in Appendix 4. Page 43 is not in the book in Appendix 4.

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