Influence of Study Habits on Nursing Students' Academic Performance in University of Calabar, Nigeria

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316828
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Influence of Study Habits on Nursing Students' Academic Performance in University of Calabar, Nigeria
Author(s):
Ella, R. E.; Samson-Akpan, P. E.; Akpabio, I. I.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
R. E. Ella, PhD, MEd, BSc, RN/RM, email: retila07@yahoo.com; P. E. Samson-Akpan, PhD, MPH, BSc, RN/RM; I. I. Akpabio, PhD, MPA, MSc, BSc, RN/RM;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014, Saturday, April 5, 2014

Background:  Poor performance of nursing students in the university and professional examinations in recent times is a source of concern to both educators and other stakeholders. This study was conducted to determine the influence of study habits on undergraduate nursing students’ academic performance in the University of Calabar, Nigeria.

Methods:  A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted in 2012 with 160 Students from levels 300 to 500, selected through simple random sampling. Data was collected using self-constructed study habits inventory with content validity index of 0.79 and a test-retest reliability coefficient of 0.81. Copies of the questionnaire were completed by the students in their classroom setting after which achievement tests were administered simultaneously based on the objectives of the course. Data was analyzed using Independent‘t’ test.

Results:  Majority of the participants were fourth year students 72 (45.0%), followed by third year 64 (40.0%) and fifth year students 24 (15.0%).  There was no significant differences in academic performances of the students who practiced group and individual studies (Cal.t=1.976 Crit t=1.976; df 158; p<0.05); who read at the hostel or library environment (Cal.t= 0.362 < Crit.t=1.976; df 158; P < 0.05) and those who read at daytime compared to night time (Cal.t =0.139 cri. t = 1.976; df 158; P < 0.05).

Conclusion:  The result of this study affirms the fact that class attendance influence academic performance of students, therefore, there is need to enforce mandatory 75% class attendance for all the students; despite the insignificant results between hostel and library reading, the library should be made more conducive for reading with necessary facilities to encourage usage .

Keywords:
Nursing students; Study habits; Academic performance
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2014
Date of Publication:
13-May-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing; National League of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription.  Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInfluence of Study Habits on Nursing Students' Academic Performance in University of Calabar, Nigeriaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorElla, R. E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSamson-Akpan, P. E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorAkpabio, I. I.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsR. E. Ella, PhD, MEd, BSc, RN/RM, email: retila07@yahoo.com; P. E. Samson-Akpan, PhD, MPH, BSc, RN/RM; I. I. Akpabio, PhD, MPA, MSc, BSc, RN/RM;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316828-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014, Saturday, April 5, 2014</p><b>Background:</b>  Poor performance of nursing students in the university and professional examinations in recent times is a source of concern to both educators and other stakeholders. This study was conducted to determine the influence of study habits on undergraduate nursing students’ academic performance in the University of Calabar, Nigeria. <p><b>Methods:</b>  A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted in 2012 with 160 Students from levels 300 to 500, selected through simple random sampling. Data was collected using self-constructed study habits inventory with content validity index of 0.79 and a test-retest reliability coefficient of 0.81. Copies of the questionnaire were completed by the students in their classroom setting after which achievement tests were administered simultaneously based on the objectives of the course. Data was analyzed using Independent‘t’ test. <p><b>Results:</b>  Majority of the participants were fourth year students 72 (45.0%), followed by third year 64 (40.0%) and fifth year students 24 (15.0%).  There was no significant differences in academic performances of the students who practiced group and individual studies (Cal.t=1.976 Crit t=1.976; df 158; p<0.05); who read at the hostel or library environment (Cal.t= 0.362 < Crit.t=1.976; df 158; P < 0.05) and those who read at daytime compared to night time (Cal.t =0.139<Crit.t=1.976; df 158;P<0.05). Conversely, there were significant differences in academic performance between students who had 75% and above class attendance (x=17.17) and others with less than 75% attendance (x=4.33), (cal. t=5.437 > cri. t = 1.976; df 158; P < 0.05). <p><b>Conclusion:</b>  The result of this study affirms the fact that class attendance influence academic performance of students, therefore, there is need to enforce mandatory 75% class attendance for all the students; despite the insignificant results between hostel and library reading, the library should be made more conducive for reading with necessary facilities to encourage usage .en_GB
dc.subjectNursing studentsen_GB
dc.subjectStudy habitsen_GB
dc.subjectAcademic performanceen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:43:24Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:43:24Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2014en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.hostNational League of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription.  Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published articleen_GB
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