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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 90

Assessing academic success rate and related factors among the students

Students' Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Dr. Hamid Salehiniya
Students' Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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DOI: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_244_18

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INTRODUCTION: One of the main criteria for students' merit in their study process and reaching the graduation step, is academic success. Therefore, identifying related factors can help the improvement of academic success rate. The aim of this study was to examine the academic success and related factors among the students of University of Tehran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was done on 384 students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Samples were selected through stratified sampling method. Data were collected through questionnaires of academic success scale 39 that reliability and validity of that were confirmed. Data analysis was done through SPSS18 software. Descriptive statistics and independent t-test, and correlation coefficient were performed at significance level of 0.05. RESULTS: The mean academic success was 108.87 (standard deviation [SD] = 10.63) (69.78% of total score). The mean academic success in male was 110.04 (SD = 11.75) and in female was 108.20 (SD = 9.91). Independent t-test results indicate that there is a significant statistical relationship between marital status and the academic success (P < 0.05). The Pearson correlation test results showed that there was a statistically significant relationship between average with academic success (r = 0.17, P = 0.001). CONCLUSION: Considering the effect of demographic variables on the academic success rate, academic success rate can be improved by planning to improve these factors.

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