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                               Appendix One: Demographic Form
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                          Appendix Two: Student Demographics
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                                    4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3
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Telephone: 416-736-5297

Web Site: www.yorku.ca/cdc

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The study has been fully explained to me and all of my questions have been answered.

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                                      Appendix Five: Data Collection Instrument

 The Graduate Student Anxiety and Str...
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10. I consider myself to have good time management skills.

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  1. 1. 1 Appendix One: Demographic Form Participant ID:       Date:       Socio-Demographics Form  Gender Male Female  Age 16-24 25-35 36-44 45-55 56+  Health status (Are diagnosed or have a family history of any mental health illnesses such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc.) Yes No  Ethnicity Caucasian African Canadian Aboriginal Hispanic Asian Other  Marital status Married Widowed Divorced Separated Single  Number of dependents 0 1 2 3 4 or more  Hours of work per week 0 (does not work) 1 to 24 25 to 40 41 or more  Nursing education program attended Post diploma Post degree 2-year 4-year undergraduate degree  Number of years out of school before returning for the MScN program 1 to 4 5 to 12 13 to 20 21 or more  Household income Less than $20,000 $20,000.01 to $40,000 $40,000.01 to $60,000 $60,000.01 to $80,000 $80,000.01 to $100,000 More than $100,000.01 Prefer not to answer
  2. 2. 2 Appendix Two: Student Demographics Appendix Three: Comparison of Student Demographics and GSAS Baseline Scores Between N=30 N=30 Control group Intervention group Sociodemographic Characteristics (n, %) (n, %) Gender Male 3 (10.0%) 4 (13.3%) Female 27 (90.0%) 26 (86.7%) Age (years) 16-24 7 (23.3%) 6 (20.0%) 25-35 11 (36.7%) 12 (40.0%) 36-44 9 (30.0%) 10 (33.3%) 45-55 2 (6.7%) 2 (6.7%) 56 or older 1 (3.3%) 0 (0.0%) Ethnicity Caucasian 11 (36.7%) 12 (40.0%) African Canadian 9 (30.0%) 9 (30.0%) Aboriginal 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) Hispanic 2 (6.7%) 2 (6.7%) Asian 7 (23.3%) 6 (20.0%) Other 1 (3.3%) 1 (3.3%) Marital status Married 16 (53.3%) 16 (53.3%) Widowed 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) Divorced 3 (10.0%) 3 (10.0%) Separated 3 (10.0%) 2 (6.7%) Single 8 (26.7%) 9 (30.0%) Number of dependents 0 9 (30.0%) 10 (33.3%) 1 6 (20.0%) 5 (16.7%) 2 12 (40.0%) 13 (43.3%) 3 3 (10.0%) 2 (6.7%) 4 or more 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) Hours of work per week 0 (does not work) 5 (16.7%) 6 (20.0%) 1 to 24 21 (70.0%) 19 (63.3%) 25 to 40 4 (13.3%) 5 (16.7%) 41 or more 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) Nursing education program attended Post diploma 11 (36.7%) 12 (40.0%) Post degree 2-year 3 (10.0%) 3 (10.0%) 4-year undergraduate degree 16 (53.3%) 15 (50.0%) Number of years out of school before starting MScN program 1 to 4 16 (53.3%) 16 (53.3%) 5 to 12 12 (40.0%) 12 (40.0%) 13 to 20 2 (6.7%) 2 (6.7%) 21 or more 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) Household income (gross) Less than $20,000 9 (30.0%) 9 (30.0%) $20,000.01 to $40,000 9 (30.0%) 10 (33.3%) $40,000.01 to $60,000 8 (26.7%) 8 (26.7%) $60,000.01 to $80,000 4 (13.3%) 3 (10.0%) $80,000.01 to $100,000 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) More than $100,000.01 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) Prefer not to answer 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
  3. 3. 3 Intervention Group Control Group Variables (M±SD) (M±SD) Gender Male 48.33±3.22 30.00±3.37 Female 51.22±5.60 33.31±7.18 Age (years) 16-24 46.57±4.32 30.00±5.76 25-35 53.18±5.00 34.50±5.73 36-44 52.89±4.89 34.40±7.95 45-55 48.00±5.66 24.00±1.41 56 or older 45.00 --- Marital status Married 49.50±5.63 32.75±6.25 Widowed --- --- Divorced 52.67±7.64 35.67±4.04 Separated 52.33±0.58 28.00±7.07 Single 52.62±5.29 33.22±8.80 Number of dependents 0 50.11±5.80 30.60±7.55 1 48.67±7.76 36.40±4.45 2 51.92±4.34 33.31±7.36 3 54.00±1.73 32.50±0.71 4 or more --- --- Hours of work per week 0 (does not work) 50.20±4.15 34.83±7.44 1 to 24 51.57±5.86 31.84±7.01 25 to 40 48.50±4.80 34.40±5.98 More than 40 --- --- Number of years out of school before starting MScN program 50.00±5.60 32.44±6.10 1 to 4 52.50±5.28 34.92±7.32 5 to 12 49.00±5.66 24.00±1.41 13 to 20 --- --- 20 or more Household income (gross) Less than $20,000 50.00±5.39 32.11±7.79 $20,000.01 to $40,000 50.67±4.69 32.50±8.09 $40,000.01 to $60,000 53.50±6.53 32.12±4.88 $60,000.01 to $80,000 48.50±4.80 38.33±3.10 $80,000.01 to $100,000 --- --- More than $100,000.01 --- --- Prefer not to answer --- --- NOTE: The maximum score is 70 for the GSAS. Appendix Four: Informed Consent Form
  4. 4. 4 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3 (416) 736-2100 Consent Form Study Title: Social Interaction and anxiety in first year MScN online students Principle Investigators: Denise McFarden mcfarden@yorku.ca Caitlin Haugh chaugh@yorku.ca Heather Adler hadler@yorku.ca Nicole Bastedo nbastedo@yorku.ca Alysia Cunningham yu288973@yorku.ca I have been asked to participate in this study because I am enrolled in the online MScN 5300 Quantitative Research Methods in Nursing Science. The purpose of this study is to understand more about the anxiety levels of online students, particularly in the Masters of Science Nursing program, at York University. Anxiety levels are not only affected by course work but are also connected with technological proficiency and overall life balance. Social interactions that involve getting together with peers, also enrolled in the course, may or may not assist in decreasing anxiety levels. This study aims to provide a social interaction between peers in hopes of producing lower levels of anxiety. By understanding potential interventions that decrease students’ anxiety levels in online courses, programs can be enhanced to address these concerns for the future. Participation in this study would involve completing a brief online survey about the level of anxiety I am experiencing while in the beginning of my nurse graduate degree a two different time intervals. It will take about 15 minutes to complete. It would also include participation in a one time social interaction that would involve getting together with other students in my online course. Personal risk in this study is minimal. It is possible that you may feel increased anxiety after filling out the survey since the questions may cause you to dwell more on your anxiety levels. Students that require assistance in managing their anxiety may contact the Counselling and Development Centre through York University. Their contact information is included below: York University, Room N110 Bennett Centre or Student Services
  5. 5. 5 Telephone: 416-736-5297 Web Site: www.yorku.ca/cdc I confirm that I have read and understand the above information explaining the research project and I have had the opportunity to ask questions about the project. I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw at any time without giving reason and without there being any negative consequences. In addition, should I not wish to answer any particular question(s), I am free to decline. I understand that my responses will be kept strictly confidential and only the principle investigators will have access to the data. My name will not be identified on documents but will be replaced with a participant ID number. In any report or publication I will not be identified and only group data will be shared. WHO DO YOU CALL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS? If I have any questions about this study I may contact any of the principle investigators at the e-mail addresses listed above. If I have a concern about the way in which this study is conducted I can talk to someone who is not involved with the study at all, but who can advise me on my rights as a participant; I may contact the Office of Research Ethics at York University at (416) 736-5914. Study Title: Social Interaction and anxiety in first year MScN online students
  6. 6. 6 The study has been fully explained to me and all of my questions have been answered. I have access to a copy of this consent form. My signature on this consent form means that I agree to take part in this study. Please indicate your consent for participating in this study by placing an X in the line marked “YES”. ____ ____ YES NO _____________________________________ __________________ Name of Participant Date
  7. 7. 7 Appendix Five: Data Collection Instrument The Graduate Student Anxiety and Stress (GSAS) Scale Thank you for agreeing to participate in this survey that hopes to measure how a social aspect of online course -Strongly Disagree -Neither Agree or can reduce your anxiety as a graduate level student. -Mildly Disagree -Strongly Agree -Mildly Agree In answering the following questions please indicate Disagree how you felt since starting the online MScN program at York University. 1. I would describe my current feelings about this online program as stressful 2. I would say that I am anxious about completing the MScN program 3. I would say that I am anxious about completing the MScN program online 4. I would feel more anxious if there was an in-person component to these classes 5. I consider socializing an anxiety reducing activity 6. A social component of class would reduce my feelings of stress and anxiety 7. Not knowing other classmates increases my anxiety about taking an online class 8. I currently enjoy my online classes with no in person components 9. I consider myself to normally have low anxiety
  8. 8. 8 10. I consider myself to have good time management skills. 11. I consider myself to have high organizational skills. 12. By taking courses online, I feel isolated from the university 13. I am concerned about my anxiety affecting my grades. 14. I would feel that my grades would be better if I had less anxiety about taking an online course.

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