Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Psychology & Research
This pragmatic multiple case, single site research explored the sources and manifestations of simulation anxiety in Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) students at a health sciences institution in the Southeastern United States. The study involved five, second-year MOT students who reported experiencing very much simulation anxiety following their first year within their occupational therapy program. Self-reactive influences of challenge, feedback, and self-efficacy were examined. The challenge levels of simulations, the provision of feedback, and the levels of self-efficacy were perceived as acceptable. Sources of simulation anxiety were identified; internal sources included having high personal expectations and external sources involved experiencing performance-based comparisons. Overall, responses to simulation anxiety led to the conclusion that while there do exist considerable non-productive responses to simulation anxiety, such as involuntary physical symptoms and disruptions in thinking, the lasting, productive effects to simulation anxiety involve widened perspective and increased self-regulation.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to ProQuest
Booker, Kendal Lee, "Self-Reactive Influences on Simulation Anxiety in Graduate Occupational Therapy Students" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2466.