Relationship of Lifestyle with Academic Achievement in Nursing StudentsCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Mansureh Ghodusi Borujeni,
Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Abadeh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sahid Chamran Blvd, Abadeh, Fars Province, Iran.
Introduction: A healthy lifestyle is one of the main factor in maintaining the health of people in society. With regard to the role of youth and students in public health, they must complete and follow a training program on lifestyle related factors. One of the main aim of the training centres is to improve the academic achievement of students.
Aim: This study was designed to determine the correlation of lifestyle with academic achievement in nursing students.
Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study, wherein all nursing students of School of Borujen Nursing were selected by census sampling. Data gathering tool was Walker’s lifestyle questionnaire which was modified for the purpose of the study. To evaluate the educational status of students, final grade point average was considered as an indicator of academic achievement. To analyze the data, SPSS version 16.0, and descriptive and analytical tests were used.
Results: The results indicated that most subjects (61.01%) displayed moderate levels of lifestyle. Pearson's correlation coefficient showed the significant positive relationship between lifestyle and academic achievement (p=0.03 and r=0.628).
Conclusion: To improve the academic achievement of students, in addition to the cognitive abilities-perception, their lifestyle should also be considered. Therefore, it is suggested to incorporate lifestyle education in the curriculum of nursing students so as to improve their lifestyle.
Life style behaviours, Health related behaviour, Grade point average-Educational status, Walker’s lifestyle questionnaire
Mohammad Heidari, Marzieh Borjian Borujeni, Mansureh Ghodusi Borujeni, Mina Shirvani. RELATIONSHIP OF LIFESTYLE WITH
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN NURSING
STUDENTS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 Mar 27 ]; 11:JC01-JC03. Available from
Date of Submission: Oct 01, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Oct 29, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 06, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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