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1- Instructor of nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
2- Instructor of nursing, Nahavand School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
3- MSc of educational research, school of Psychology and education, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran.
4- Master of Science in nursing, medical science, Yasouj, Iran.
5- Instructor of nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran. , arash5920@yahoo.com
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Background and Objective: Improving academic performance in students is one of the main objectives in the educational centers. Since the nursing students during their educational period are facing with a large volume of material, failure to select the correct study method, causing confusion, disgust of educate and loss of energy and time among them. According to the importance of study habits in academic performance, this study aimed to identify nursing student’s study habits and its relationship with academic performance was performed.
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 220 nursing students were selected by random sampling method in Hamadan University of Medical Sciences (2016). Data was collected using study habits questionnaire (PSSHI) that has 45 questions in eight areas. In order to measure academic performance, the mean of total score was used. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The results showed that the mean and standard deviation for score of student’s study habits was 45.04 ± 9.37. Study habits in 86.9% of students were relatively good, in6.8% favorable, and in 4.5% of them were poor. The mean of student's Academic grade was 15.61 ± 1.27 and the majority of students (81.9%) had a moderate performance. Between mean score study habits and academic performance there was a significant positive correlation (P<0.001). The variables include sex, years of conditional and scope of reading ability, and take notes known as predictors of academic performance.
Conclusion: In general, student’s study habits are in moderate grade and can say that the study method in students have not a good quality. On the other hand, due to the significant relationship between study habits and academic performance, pay attention to this issue is considered necessary by the faculty education authorities. Holding training courses, in this regard can be effective in improving student learning process.
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Received: 2017/04/6 | Accepted: 2017/11/14 | Published: 2018/05/31

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