Effectiveness of study skills on academic performance of dental students

Shetty, Smitha Sammith and Samuel, Srinivasan Raj (2014) Effectiveness of study skills on academic performance of dental students. Journal of Education and Ethics in Dentistry, 4 (1). pp. 28-31.

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Abstract

Introduction: Study skills are important for better academic performance. Our study provides the view of the various skills of studying adopted by the dental students and its association with their performance in the Oral Biology subject in university examination. Material and Methods: A total of 137 students from Faculty of Dentistry, MMMC, Manipal, India participated in the study. A questionnaire consisting of 23 items assessing the study skills and distractions. The responses from the students were recorded on a 5-point Likert scale and the data were analyzed using the chi-square test. Results: The response rate was 100%. A significant association (P < 0.05) between the students’ performance in the subject of Oral Biology in university examination (average of >75% versus <75% marks) and study skills was seen in 6 of 23 questionnaires. The students with high exam scores often showed higher percentage of use of various study skills compared to the students with lower exam scores. Conclusion: The study techniques used by students are beneficial but not all are effective. Hence the students should be informed of the more effective method of studying.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chi-square test; dental students; study skills.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 05:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2015 05:02
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143209

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