Relationship between library usage and academic performance of first year medical students

Torke, Sharmila and Narasingam, Neermala and Thiepagarasi, Krishnamurthi (2015) Relationship between library usage and academic performance of first year medical students. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary, 1 (30). pp. 291-303. ISSN 2319 - 2801

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Abstract

Library does play a key role in the learning process and its usage has a strong correlation with the academic performance. The study was conducted to explore the extent of library usage among first year medical students of Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal and its impact on student performance in final examination. It was a cross-sectional questionnaire survey.The university examination results were considered as an indicator of the effectiveness of library usage.Data was collected by administering a 9 item questionnaire to the students. The responses to open ended questions were tabulated. Majority of students were found to be library users. Majority of these library users were occasional users who spent 1-3 hours in the library per visit as compared to regular users who spent between 3-5 hours in the library per visit.Library was preferred as a study site as it provided an environment conducive for learning. Physiology was the subject mainly studied in the library followed by Anatomy and Biochemistry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assessment; information; library; physiology; student performance; study material.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Physiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2015 09:33
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141964

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