The effect of time management training on time management and anxiety among nursing undergraduates

Psychol Health Med. 2021 Oct;26(9):1073-1078. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2020.1778751. Epub 2020 Jun 10.


Time management is an essential tool to enhance quality care and reduce stress in nursing professionals, who face a uniquely high-paced work environment with wide-ranging job demands. We evaluated the effect of a time-management training program on time management and anxiety in nursing undergraduate students. Study results showed that the training program significantly improved nursing undergraduates' time management and significantly decreased self-reported anxiety among the students post-intervention. This study is the first to examine the effect of a time-management training program based on time management disposition theory in China among Chinese nursing undergraduate students.

Keywords: Time management; anxiety; nursing undergraduate; time management disposition; training.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anxiety* / prevention & control
  • China
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate
  • Humans
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Students, Nursing* / psychology
  • Time Management* / psychology