Factors Affecting Students Academic Performance

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Vol. 3 • January 2011

Nursing Research Journal
International Peer Reviewed Journal

Preferences of Study Time
and Academic Performance among Third Year
Nursing Students
DEMLYN ZANDRA DOTILLOS
ALTHEA PAZ ORONG
ALEXANDRO PAYANGGA
MHALCOMB PROEL
XENIAH MAE SIMYUNN
CYRUS DAN TORREGOSA
College of Nursing
Liceo de Cagayan University
Abstract - The study aimed to identify the study time preference of the Nursing students in Liceo de Cagayan University. With this study, the researchers determined the academic performance among the respondents and the relationship between preference on study time and academic performance. This study utilized the nonexperimental, descriptive research design, universal sampling. The study used the questionnaire answered the objective of the study. Researchers conducted a survey of practices of nursing students, as well as interviews, about what is the best time to study. Researchers also collected information from the books in the library and selected reliable websites. The respondents of the study were the pioneering batch of the BSN curriculum specifically belonging to the levels N104/ N105 during the second semester of SY 2010-2011, where the total number of respondents was 51. The researchers made sure that the respondents were provided with privacy and that every respondent has the right to refuse in participating to the study. The researchers utilized the Pearson product moment correlation coefficient to measure the degree of linear relationship between time preferences and their 1

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grades in both Medical- Surgical Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing lecture. The findings of the study revealed that there is no significant relationship between the preferred study time of the respondents and academic performance. Therefore, the grades of the students do not depend on what time of the day students study. However, the most preferred time of the respondents to study is during night time for the reason that it is peaceful and quiet.

Keywords - Academic performance, preferences in study time
INTRODUCTION
“No student knows his subject: the most is where and how to find out the things he does not know”, said Woodrow T. Wilson, the 28th president of the United States. Every student is unique on how he is able to learn things on school. To deal with the study loads is one of tedious parts of being a student indeed. It leaves a student mostly anxious and at the same time problematic to meet with different academic demands. There could be ways to cope with the matter. A lot may have been done just to make one’s study habit effective, but the question is: Is there really one effective method and time of studying to make difference in the academic performance?

Nursing students are most of the time sleep deprived and physically and mentally stressed. They appear to have meager opportunity to scan their notes properly unless there is appropriate time management. With that, students mostly go on cramming. However, Peter Levin said in his book ‘Skillful Time Management’ cramming is definitely not learning, and it is very ineffective to prepare for a test. In times of preparation for a quiz or an exam, which time would they prefer to study to achieve a good outcome despite of a hectic schedule they have? Is time really a factor in making a study habit more effective to achieve a satisfactory grade?

Currently, the College of Nursing in the country adopts this BSN curriculum, a transition from the AHSE curriculum which was started in June 2008. In Liceo de Cagayan University, coping with this change is a challenge for both the faculty of the college and the students belonging to this curriculum.

The subjects of the study focus on the pioneering batch of this 2

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curriculum in the institution. Every nursing student endures the pressure of having lectures and duties at the same time. As with the time the respondents were subjects...
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