Assessing time-management skills in terms of age, gender, and anxiety levels: A study on nursing and midwifery students in Turkey

Kaya H. , Kaya N. , Palloş A. ö. , KÜÇÜK L.

Nurse Education in Practice, cilt.12, sa.5, ss.284-288, 2012 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.nepr.2012.06.002
  • Dergi Adı: Nurse Education in Practice
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.284-288


Introduction: The success of university students depends on their ability to utilize time properly and completely. Students are required to learn to manage time so that they are able to apply the same degree of efficiency in the profession they choose after completing their education. Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted to determine nursing and midwifery students' time management skills in terms of their age, gender, and anxiety levels. The study population consisted of 1002 students, of which 584 students were selected for sampling. A Student Information Form, Time Management Inventory, and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory were used to collect data. Results: Among the students, 89.9% were female, and the average age was 20.58 years (SD = 2.10). The average score of the Time Management Inventory was 87.79 (SD = 11.78), the mean score of the State Anxiety Inventory was 40.11 (SD = 10.84), and that of the Trait Anxiety Inventory was 43.95 (SD = 7.98). Conclusions: Nursing and midwifery students' time management skills are at mid-level point. Female students were able to manage time better than male students and the time management skills of the students decreased as the anxiety level increased. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.