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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151857
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors Related to Improved Examination Performance with Exam Analysis
Abstract:
Factors Related to Improved Examination Performance with Exam Analysis
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Condon, Vaneta, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Loma Linda University
Title:Associate Professor
Objective: The purpose of this study was to test a theoretical model proposing causal pathways involved in improved examination performance reported by students following participation in an Exam Analysis. The Exam Analysis is a diagnostic and prescriptive program in which questions answered incorrectly on an examination are analyzed, problems causing poor examination performance are identified, and interventions to improve examination performance are prescribed and implemented. Design: A descriptive survey design was used. Population, Sample, Setting and Years: Baccalaureate nursing students (N=105) who participated in the Exam Analysis program at a private university were included in the study. Ongoing use of the Exam Analysis from 1986-2000 is reported. Variables: Variables included in the study were knowledge of subject matter, study skills and habits, management of study time, exam taking skills, self confidence and exam anxiety. Methods: Questionnaires were mailed to 142 students who had participated in the Exam Analysis. Of this number 105 completed questionnaires were returned (74%). The SPSSX computer program was used for statistical analysis of the data. Statistical methods included Multiple Regression, Factor Analysis, Path Analysis and Discriminant Analysis. Findings: Examination performance was reported by the students included in the study to be improved following participation in the Exam Analysis. Factor analysis identified six factors characterizing the Exam Analysis. Exam skills, knowledge of subject matter and academic confidence were the most important variables identified as significant in the causal model when tested by Path Analysis. Improved study skills indirectly caused improved exam performance by increasing knowledge of the subject matter. Conclusions: The Path Analysis showed a strong model linking participation in the Exam Analysis with improved examination performance. Improved exam taking skills, knowledge of the subject matter, self confidence and study skills were significant factors causing improved performance. Implications: Nursing program should provide faculty training in the use of the Exam Analysis to assist students in improving examination performance. Further research is needed to verify the findings of this study.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors Related to Improved Examination Performance with Exam Analysisen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151857-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Related to Improved Examination Performance with Exam Analysis</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Condon, Vaneta, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Loma Linda University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vcondon@sn.llu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this study was to test a theoretical model proposing causal pathways involved in improved examination performance reported by students following participation in an Exam Analysis. The Exam Analysis is a diagnostic and prescriptive program in which questions answered incorrectly on an examination are analyzed, problems causing poor examination performance are identified, and interventions to improve examination performance are prescribed and implemented. Design: A descriptive survey design was used. Population, Sample, Setting and Years: Baccalaureate nursing students (N=105) who participated in the Exam Analysis program at a private university were included in the study. Ongoing use of the Exam Analysis from 1986-2000 is reported. Variables: Variables included in the study were knowledge of subject matter, study skills and habits, management of study time, exam taking skills, self confidence and exam anxiety. Methods: Questionnaires were mailed to 142 students who had participated in the Exam Analysis. Of this number 105 completed questionnaires were returned (74%). The SPSSX computer program was used for statistical analysis of the data. Statistical methods included Multiple Regression, Factor Analysis, Path Analysis and Discriminant Analysis. Findings: Examination performance was reported by the students included in the study to be improved following participation in the Exam Analysis. Factor analysis identified six factors characterizing the Exam Analysis. Exam skills, knowledge of subject matter and academic confidence were the most important variables identified as significant in the causal model when tested by Path Analysis. Improved study skills indirectly caused improved exam performance by increasing knowledge of the subject matter. Conclusions: The Path Analysis showed a strong model linking participation in the Exam Analysis with improved examination performance. Improved exam taking skills, knowledge of the subject matter, self confidence and study skills were significant factors causing improved performance. Implications: Nursing program should provide faculty training in the use of the Exam Analysis to assist students in improving examination performance. Further research is needed to verify the findings of this study.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:16:00Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:16:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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