The Effect of Diffused Aromatherapy on Test Anxiety Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316814
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effect of Diffused Aromatherapy on Test Anxiety Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Author(s):
Johnson, Catherine E.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Zeta At Large
Author Details:
Catherine E. Johnson, PhD, MSN, MBA,BSN, APHN, email: katejohnsonRN@hotmail.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Abstract
A quantitative, randomized, pretest, posttest study was conducted to assess the effect of aromatherapy on cognitive test anxiety among nursing students. Sophomore nursing students (n = 39) from a private, 4-year college, were randomized into either the control group (n = 18) or the experimental group (n = 21). Each participant completed the Cognitive Test Anxiety Survey (Cassady; 2001, 2004, 2010) twice; once for baseline data, and a second time after the intervention for comparison. Students in the experimental group completed their second exam in a room with diffused aromatherapy, and the control group remained in a classroom without aromatherapy. Descriptive and inferential statistics were computed for this study. There were no significant differences between the control and study group in relation to baseline cognitive anxiety scores (M = 78.17, M = 73.62) respectively. In the control group, there was a 3 point decrease in cognitive test anxiety scores between pretest and posttest. However, there was a significant decrease in cognitive test anxiety scores between the students who received aromatherapy and those who did not (p = 0.10). Age and gender were not moderating variables in this study. This novel discovery suggested that aromatherapy has a positive effect on cognitive test anxiety among nursing students, and warrants further research in nursing education.
Keywords:
brain based learning; test anxiety; aromatherapy
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2014
Date of Publication:
13-May-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing; National League of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effect of Diffused Aromatherapy on Test Anxiety Among Baccalaureate Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Catherine E.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Zeta At Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsCatherine E. Johnson, PhD, MSN, MBA,BSN, APHN, email: katejohnsonRN@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316814-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014</p>Abstract<br /="/">A quantitative, randomized, pretest, posttest study was conducted to assess the effect of aromatherapy on cognitive test anxiety among nursing students. Sophomore nursing students (n = 39) from a private, 4-year college, were randomized into either the control group (n = 18) or the experimental group (n = 21). Each participant completed the Cognitive Test Anxiety Survey (Cassady; 2001, 2004, 2010) twice; once for baseline data, and a second time after the intervention for comparison. Students in the experimental group completed their second exam in a room with diffused aromatherapy, and the control group remained in a classroom without aromatherapy. Descriptive and inferential statistics were computed for this study. There were no significant differences between the control and study group in relation to baseline cognitive anxiety scores (M = 78.17, M = 73.62) respectively. In the control group, there was a 3 point decrease in cognitive test anxiety scores between pretest and posttest. However, there was a significant decrease in cognitive test anxiety scores between the students who received aromatherapy and those who did not (p = 0.10). Age and gender were not moderating variables in this study. This novel discovery suggested that aromatherapy has a positive effect on cognitive test anxiety among nursing students, and warrants further research in nursing education.en_GB
dc.subjectbrain based learningen_GB
dc.subjecttest anxietyen_GB
dc.subjectaromatherapyen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:43:05Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:43:05Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2014en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.hostNational League of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription.  Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_GB
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