Study Habits and Their Relationship with Academic Performance among Students of Abadan School of Nursing

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Malek Fereidooni Moghadam 1 , * , Bahman Cheraghian 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Fereidooni Moghadam M, Cheraghian B . Study Habits and Their Relationship with Academic Performance among Students of Abadan School of Nursing, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2010 ; 6(1):e58837.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 6 (1); e58837
Published Online: July 15, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 26, 2017
Accepted: March 10, 2009

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Improvement in learners’ academic performance is one of the main
goals of educational centers. Academic performance is affected by a lot of factors; study habit is
one of them. Considering the importance of one’s study habits in academic performance, this study
was conducted to identify the students’ study habits and their relationship with academic
performance in Abadan School of Nursing.
Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted on 150 students of Abadan School of Nursing
in 2007. Data was collected using Palsane & Sharma Study Habit Inventory questionnaire which
was completed in a self-directed way at the time of holding final exams.
Results: According to the results of this study, the mean score (± SD) of the students’ study habits
was 48.26 (±11.6) out of 90. 11.33 percent of the students had unsatisfactory study habits while
80.7% and 8% had relatively satisfactory and satisfactory study habits, respectively. There was a
significant, week and positive relationship between the students’ study habits and their academic
performance (P=0.001, r= 0.27). There wasn’t any significant relationship between study habits and
semester, age and marital status.
Conclusion: Generally speaking, the students’ study habits are considered to be moderate; that is to
say that their study method is not of good quality. Considering the importance of study habits in
academic performance and achievement, planning to improve students’ study habits and methods
and interventions in this regard can be effective.

Keywords

Study habits Study skills Academic performance Nursing student

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