Evaluation of Study Habits among General Medical Students and its Relation with Test Anxiety in Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Southwest of Iran
Author(s): Abdolreza Gilavand
Introduction: Investigating the study habits and students' test anxiety and its impact on their academic status leads to a measure towards their desired learning. Therefore, this research was conducted for evaluation of study habits among general medical students of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences and its relation with test anxiety.
Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive-correlational study done through three standard questionnaires and by census sampling method. Its statistical population includes all medical students of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Southwest of Iran. For analyzing the data, the descriptive (mean, standard deviation, percentage, etc.) and inferential statistics and SPSS version 22 were used.
Results: A total of 170 students who had at least one year of study had participated in this research. Our results indicate that students' test anxiety was mild (33.41 ± 8.8) and their study habits were relatively desirable and moderate (47.27 ± 9.24). There was also an inverse relationship between test anxiety and students' habits (r=-0.13), but it was not statistically significant (p=0.619).
Conclusion: Habit and study skills are one of the most important factors affecting academic achievement in students. Replacing effective reading skills and effective study habits while minimizing test anxiety is of very effect in getting better learning.