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Exploring Self-Efficacy And Anxiety In First-Year Nursing Students Enrolled In A Discipline-Specific Scholarly Writing Course, Kim M. Mitchell, Tom Harrigan, Torrie Stefansson, Holly Setlack Apr 2017

Exploring Self-Efficacy And Anxiety In First-Year Nursing Students Enrolled In A Discipline-Specific Scholarly Writing Course, Kim M. Mitchell, Tom Harrigan, Torrie Stefansson, Holly Setlack

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Background: Very few studies measuring writing self-efficacy or anxiety in undergraduate nursing students exist in the education literature. The purpose of the present investigation was to identify if changes to writing self-efficacy and writing anxiety will occur in first-year baccalaureate nursing students who are exposed to a discipline-specific scholarly writing course employing scaffolding strategies as the primary instructional method. Concurrently, this study was the pilot test for a new measure assessing writing self-efficacy, The Self-Efficacy Scale for Academic Writing.

Method: A one-group pre-test/posttest design was employed. Sixty-four (64) paired questionnaires were available for analysis. Bandura’s self-efficacy theory and ...