Academic engagement and disengagement as predictors of performance in pathophysiology among nursing students

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Show simple item record Salamonson, Y Andrew, S Everett, B 2011-02-07T06:24:45Z 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Advances in Contemporary Nursing, 2009, 32 (1-2), pp. 123 - 132
dc.identifier.issn 1832-9861
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract Connecting students with learning activities to promote academic engagement has been a focus of higher education over the past decade, partly driven by an increasing rate of student participation in part-time employment, and a growing concern about the quality of the student experience. Using a prospective survey design, this study selected three elements of academic engagement (homework completion, lecture attendance, and study hours) and academic disengagement (part-time work), to identify predictors of academic performance in a pathophysiology subject in 126 second year nursing students. Homework completion emerged as the strongest positive predictor of academic performance, followed by lecture attendance; however, time spent studying was not a significant predictor of academic performance. Of concern was the finding that the amount of part-time work had a significant and negative impact on academic performance. Combining all elements of academic engagement and disengagement, and controlling for age and ethnicity, the multiple regression model accounted for 34% of the variance in the academic performance of second year nursing students studying pathophysiology. Results from these findings indicate the importance of active learning engagement in influencing academic success, and provide some direction for nursing academics to design effective learning approaches to promote academic engagement of nursing students.
dc.publisher Content Management
dc.title Academic engagement and disengagement as predictors of performance in pathophysiology among nursing students
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Advances in Contemporary Nursing
dc.journal.volume 1-2
dc.journal.volume 32
dc.journal.number 1-2 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 123 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 132 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 107686
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords academic engagement, academic performance, nursing education, homework, lecture attendance, part-time employment en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
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