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Study of the relationship between academic achievement and interested in academic field in Nursing students
A Salari , AH Emami-sigaroudi , F Zaersabet * , M Shakiba , M Khojasteh , M Sharifi
Medical Education Research Center(Merc), Education Development Center (Edc), Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran , sahar.sabet90@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Academic achievement is one of the important  factors  in evaluating  students’ ability for getting to the graduation stage. Considering that the relationship between academic achievement and interested in academic field was reviewed in a few studies hence, this study was to investigate academic achievement and its relation to favorites degree in nursing students at Guilan University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: This descriptive-analytic and cross-sectional study has been done on 365 nursing students in second term and above at Shahid beheshti and langroud faculties that they were selected by census method. Research tool was a two- part questionnaire about interested in academic field that its’ validity  and reliability was confirmed by content validity and alpha kronbach respectively. The first part of questionnaire consisted of individual and social factors and the second part measure interest in the field of education. Data were analyzed using Q square statistical test, independent T-test, one-way variance analysis and linear-regression through SPSS.
Results: students’ average academic achievement with high interest was significantly more than students with low interest. Also, female students’ average academic achievement was significantly more than male students and among those who living with their parents (16±1.3) was significantly more than students living in dormitory (15.4±1.5). In this regards, average academic achievement among students with highly educated mother (16±1.4) was more than students with uneducated or low educated mother (15.5±1.5).
Conclusion: There was no significant relation between interest in academic field and students’ average academic achievement So, Considering the key role of interesting to academic field in education  it is suggested that faculty members adopt appropriate methods to explain advantages of interesting to study field and improve their ability in this regards. 
Keywords: student, nursing, Academic achievement, interest
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