THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND WELL-BEING OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS; A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY.
Keywords:well-being, academic performance, nursing students, clinical practice, nursing
BACKGROUND: Nursing students are expected to live a healthy lifestyle and have a high quality of life
because they are responsible for caring for patients and resolving many of their problems. The study's goal
was to assess undergraduate students' well-being and academic achievement, as well as their relationships
with one another. METHOD AND MATERIALS: From December 2022 to February 2023, an analytical
cross-sectional study with 379 students was undertaken in the ten nursing colleges in Khyber Pukhtankhwa
using stratified sampling. Data was acquired using a student well-being questionnaire and student
performance via GPA. Descriptive statistics for categorical variables were examined using frequency and
percentage, while continuous variables were examined using mean and standard deviation. Chi-square test
was applied to identify relationship between well-being and academic performance through SPSS 23.0.
RESULTS: The total number of participants in the study was 387, with male participants outnumbering
female participants 73%. The academic performance of the majority of the students was best 48.5%,
followed by average performers 42.7%, and poor 8.7%. In the best category, students of the fourth semester
performed well 14.5% compared to other semester students. The overall well-being of the students was
best. In the well-being category the positive academic self-concept has the maximum mean score 3.71 ±
0.84, followed by the positive attitude towards the school 3.70 ± 0.95, and enjoyment in the school 3.67 ±
0.80. The study reveals that well-being is significant relationship 0.000 with academic
performance.CONCLUSION: That study concluded that for achieving the best academic performance the
student’s well-being is required to be good, but factors like high expectation of parents and school or fear
of students in failing to achieve good grades affect their well-being.
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