Association between academic and non-academic variables and academic success of diploma nursing students in Pakistan

Nurse Educ Today. 2010 Feb;30(2):157-62. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2009.07.006. Epub 2009 Aug 15.

Abstract

This paper reports findings of an exploratory study conducted to determine an association between academic and non-academic factors and academic success of nursing diploma students in a province of Pakistan. Data were collected from the academic records of a cohort of 628 students. Multiple linear regression was used to identify the predictive association between certain academic and non-academic factors and academic success of the students. Regression models for each of three years were developed. Results indicated academic factors including preadmission qualifications, previous academic performance, academic performance in year one, academic performance in year two and type of school are significantly associated with the academic success of the students. Among non-academic factors, gender and place of domicile were found to be significantly associated with the academic success of the students.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Education, Nursing, Diploma Programs / methods*
  • Education, Nursing, Diploma Programs / standards
  • Educational Measurement / methods*
  • Educational Measurement / standards
  • Educational Status
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Linear Models
  • Male
  • Pakistan
  • Pilot Projects
  • Students, Nursing / statistics & numerical data*
  • Young Adult