The relationship between time management skills with the anxiety levels of nursing students

Lafci D., ÖZTUNÇ G.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS, vol.21, no.3, pp.164-171, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/gmj-30-175101
  • Page Numbers: pp.164-171


Time management may create barriers to the success of the difficulties in creating the individual concerned. The primary purpose of this research is to determine the relationship between time management skills of nursing students and their anxiety levels. This study was included in order to determine the relationship between time management skills and anxiety levels of nursing students. A total of 141 students who are studying in a medical college on the 2008-2009 academic year and volunteered to participate in the 1st and 4th grade students were received in writing with the approval of the institution. Data of the study were obtained the scale of Time Management, Inventory, State and Trait Anxiety. Data were evaluated using SPSS 13.0 program, percentage average, and Pearson correlation analysis, the Mann-Whitney U, Student's t-test. The average age of students were 21.7 +/- 2.1 years, 77.3% of them are female and 70.2% percent of them in school and 52.5% of them explained the shortage of time in normal life. Scale point averages were determined as time management, 74.1 +/- 12.4, 44.6 +/- 10.7 and scheduling, time positions 19.0 +/- 4.6, time consumers 10.6 +/- 3.4, state anxiety of scale, 48.1 +/- 10.3, scale of trait anxiety 48.4 +/- 7.2. A significant positive relationship between total time management scores and time planning which is inventory of time management's sub-tests (0.81, p <0.05), time attitudes (r = 0.49, p <0.05), time wasters (r = 0.34, p <0.05) is observed. There is a significant relationship between the time of consumers' scores and state anxiety levels, time attitudes of students who have shortage of time school work. There is a significant positive relationship between the levels of state anxiety and students' behavior spending waste time (r=0.18, p<0.05). It was determined that students who experience shortage of time in their school work couldn't use time well, wasted time and experienced state anxiety. It was detected that when students wasted their time, they experienced state anxiety.