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linked the influence of goals and accomplishments to emotions and performance. They described
enjoyment, boredom, anger, hope, pride, anxiety, hopelessness, and shame in a model of positive
and negative emotions that influence performance. These emotions may also be manipulated or
controlled in order to affect performance (Pekrun et al., 2009, p. 118). Positive or negative
emotions are linked to performance and the choice to engage in or avoid a task or activity. A
person's lack of comfort or confidence (mathematic self-efficacy) with mathematics leads to
increased levels of mathematic anxiety and is linked to performance, career choices, and
motivation (Betz, 2000; Godbey, 1997; Hendel & Davis, 1978; Ho et al. 2000; Hopko,
Mahadevan, Bare, & Hunt, 2003; Zakaria & Nordin, 2008). Finding ways to lower nurses'
mathematic anxiety level, and develop a realistic level of mathematic confidence will improve
overall mathematical performance, leading to improved work performance and patient safety.
Mastery of solid mathematics skills and expertise at using these skills in a stressful
practice arena can improve patient outcomes, health care provider confidence, and job
satisfaction. Educators and trainers can develop simulations, mastery exercises, and other system
measures to promote a healthier and safer medication administration environment.
The focus of this study is on determining the strength of the relationships between
mathematics anxiety, mathematics self-efficacy, and actual performance on a medication
calculation test between different types of nurses working in a hospital. If several of the
underlying elements can be identified, then work can begin to improve orientation and training,
thus improving the medication administration system. Medication errors are multifactored, and
this study focuses on medication calculation errors and factors related to such errors.
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