Chapter 1 on Qualitative Research

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NURSING MINDS; WORKS BETTER IN THE MORNING OR EVENING
AMONG LEVEL IV UVCN STUDENTS

A Research Study Presented to
The Faculty of the College of Nursing
University of the Visayas
Cebu City

In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the Subject Nursing Research
For the Degree BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Section A

JESSAMINE S. ANABISO
TARAH STEFI ANNE T. MEJORADA
KATHY ALLYSSA PARRO
IDA VENECIA RAMOS

October 2012

CHAPTER 1
THE PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE
INTRODUCTIOIN
Rhythmicity is part of our life. In the decade there has been increasing interest in research focusing on the relationship between the human circadian timing system and behavioral patterns in health and illness. Commonly, people showing these patterns are named as “owl” (evening chronotype) or “lark” (morning chronotype), but many people neither belong strongly to morning nor evening type. The relationship between body’s timing system and thousands of other psyhchobiological rhythmic functions occurring everyday and within every human being is referred to as chronobiology.

Being a morning person or a night owl doesn’t just determine when we start or end our workday, but our internal clock may help define our psychology as well. A Spanish researcher found that our preference for engaging in activities earlier or later in the day shapes both our perceptions and our interactions. The author gave personality tests to 360 university students and the results offer new evidence that morning and evening types think differently. Early risers prefer to gather knowledge from concrete information. They reach conclusions through logic and analysis. Night owls are more imaginative and open to unconventional ideas, preferring the unknown and favoring intuitive leaps on their way to reaching conclusions. Social behavior diverges as well, morning people are more likely to be self-controlled and exhibit “upstanding” conduct, they respect authority, are more formal, and take greater pains to make a good impression. Evening people, by contrast, are “independent” and “nonconforming,” and more reluctant to listen to authority, which suggests that teachers may have several reasons to prefer those students who wake up in time for class. (Atlantic Monthly; Steve S. blog , 2007)

The degree of student’s knowledge in academics may be determined by the grades a student earns for a period of learning he has committed. Imagine if we are all robots designed for a specific task, and we are all controlled by a computer in our head, when we need to do more tasks, our owners could simply install a motherboard, chip or hard-disk to upgrade our memory and learning capabilities, but the human brain is much more complex than even the most advance computer in the world. Even so, improving our memory recall is different and takes some effort. The good news is that the strategies to improve memory retention can be fun, and implemented a little a day, much can be accomplished to have a dramatic improvement in memory, concentration and our learning abilities. Like an athlete or body builder, your ability to remember increases when you exercise your memory. You will then nurture it with healthy food, good habits and physical exercise. There are several ways to improve your memory and recall ability.  Our memory is one of the integral parts of our day to day human life, we are using it every moment, consciously or not, were we interpret the world and see based on our memories and experience. We often have our own selection of time when to study and our rituals before studying, almost all of existing environmental and personal factors are a variable of academic performance. However, at this point in time, the researchers would like to determine the possible relationship of studying at evening and in the morning and the factors affecting to the academic achievement of students under college of nursing, at the university of the Visayas level IV who are enrolled 1st...
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