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Balancing Social and Academic Life

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CHAPTER 1
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

Balancing academic responsibilities and social relationship is complicated. Sometimes, if we just focused on our academic responsibilities, we are setting aside our friends and our family; we set aside the fact that there is a real world you have to have fun and discover. On the other hand, some of us don’t care about our responsibilities on academic especially in college level, because we think our social lives are more important than it is. If you want to be gratified you ought to be balanced in everything that you do and want, that’s why planning and defining moments to each particular activity you do is so important.

This research is aimed at providing healthcare professionals with ideas and information regarding student nurses on how they balance their focus and time between academic responsibilities and social relationships. It was also prepared for the purpose of unveiling the effect of which to academic performances. The gathering of data will come from the nursing students of World Citi Colleges from first year to third year. Proper balancing of two certain priorities would lead to an improvement and subsequently much better effect on academic performances of a student.

The interest in this subject was motivated by the researcher’s desire to observe the effects on academic performance from how nursing students balance such priorities as a student. Will they spend their time on studying more than they socialize? Or maybe it’s more important for them to hang out with friends and enjoy life to the fullest rather than to study? In this case, is it sacrificing one of our priorities? Could each student able to balance their time or is it just the idea of passing the course? Whatever would be their choice, it may affect their academic performances. These are associated decisions that will determine whether the outcome would be positive or negative.

To be able to balance academic responsibilities and social...