Perception of Student Nurses on Variables Influencing Academic Achievement in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra State Nigeria
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 258-265
Received: Sep. 23, 2016; Accepted: Oct. 12, 2016; Published: Nov. 17, 2016
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Nwambo Joshua Chidiebere, AUN Clinic, American University of Nigeria, Yola, Nigeria
Ilo Clementine I., Department of Nursing Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Nigeria
Agbapuonwu Noreen E., Department of Nursing Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Nigeria
Nwankwo Ukamaka C., Department of Nursing Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Nigeria
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Abstract
The training and academic performance of student nurses is the crux to having competent polyvalent nurses in the healthcare delivery system. This study sought to determine the perception of student nurses on the variables influencing academic achievement in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnewi Campus. A descriptive survey was used to elicit information from a sample of 108 respondents statistically drawn using stratified random sampling technique from a population of 146. Results indicated an overall poor academic performance. The significant variables that influence academic achievement as identified by the respondents were marital status, age, income, occupation and educational status of parents. Others include school location, basic amenities, stress, academic motivation, past academic records and study skills; learning approach, time management, group discussion and clinical experiences. The hypothesis revealed that there is a significant relationship between socioeconomic status of parents and the academic achievement of nursing students. Based on the findings, the researchers recommended that students, parents, teachers, administrators, policymakers and the government should make efforts to understand and examine these factors so as to initiate or make the necessary restructuring and interventions needed to revamp the academic performance of the students.
Keywords
Academic Performance, Student Nurses, Factors, Variables
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Nwambo Joshua Chidiebere, Ilo Clementine I., Agbapuonwu Noreen E., Nwankwo Ukamaka C., Perception of Student Nurses on Variables Influencing Academic Achievement in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra State Nigeria, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2016, pp. 258-265. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20160506.14
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