Anger leads to behaviors that cause a lot of damage. Life skills training can be effective in controlling anger because anger is due to a lack of skills and unpredictability of the situation. The present study aimed to determine the effect of multimedia-based education on students’ anger management skill.
Material and methods
The quasi-experimental study was performed on 88 students of Anesthesiology, Nursing, Midwifery and Operating Room of North Khorasan Nursing and Midwifery School. The educational content was screened through the monitor in front of the main hall of the Nursing & Midwifery School during the students’ attendance for one week. Students’ anger control skills were assessed by tests paired T-test, independent T-test and one-way ANOVA. Data were analyzed using spss16 software.
The mean age of the students was 20±2.3. Regarding the effect of multimedia-based education on students’ anger control skills, the mean of anger control score was 24.61±2.83 (Min=11 and Max=33) before the intervention, and 28.64±2.40 after the intervention. There was a significant difference in mean scores before and after the intervention (P=.000).
Multimedia-based education has been effective in controlling students’ anger. Given the effect of multimedia-based education on anger control skills, this approach can be used to teach other essential topics to students, including life skills, especially in health science students.