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Bagheri Nesami M, Sabourian Jouybari S, Mirani H, Alizadeh M. Relationship between High-risk Behaviors and Academic Achievement and its Associated Factors among Students of Nursing and Midwifery. tjpm. 2015; 1 (2) :20-30
URL: http://tjpm.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-3477-en.html
BSN Student, Nasibeh School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
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Background & Objectives: High-risk behaviors are defined as behaviors, which jeopardize the health and well-being of teenagers, youngsters, and other community members. In this study, we aimed to determine the relationship between
high-risk behaviors and academic achievement and identify the associated factors among students at Nasibeh School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sari, Iran.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 200 students at Nasibeh School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sari, Iran. Sampling was carried out among students who were in the third academic semester (or higher). A researcher-made questionnaire was used to gather data on subjects’ demographic characteristics, academic achievement, and high-risk behaviors. For data analysis, t-test, ANOVA, and Spearman test were performed, using SPSS version 16.0.
Results: Among 200 students of nursing and midwifery, 82 were male (41%) and 118 were female (59%). The mean age of the participants was 21.58±1.51 years. There was a significant relationship between academic achievement and high-risk behaviors such as cigarette and hookah smoking (P <0.05). However, there was no significant relationship between academic achievement and alcohol/drug abuse (P >0.05). Based on the findings, subjects’ academic achievement was significantly correlated with age and parents’ educational level (P<0.05). However, there was no significant association between academic achievement and gender, marital status, or place of residence (P >0.05).
Conclusion: The results showed that high-risk behaviors influence students’ academic achievement. Therefore, in order to promote the quality of education, factors, which affect students’ academic achievement, should be taken into account.

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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: اپيدميولوژي
Received: 2015/12/27 | Accepted: 2015/12/27 | Published: 2015/12/27

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