Learning approaches as predictors of academic performance in first year health and science students.
Yenna Salamonson, Roslyn Weaver, Sungwon Chang, Jane Koch, Ragbir Bhathal, Cheang Khoo, Ian Wilson
Nurse Educ Today | Published : 2013
AIMS: To compare health and science students' demographic characteristics and learning approaches across different disciplines, and to examine the relationship between learning approaches and academic performance. BACKGROUND: While there is increasing recognition of a need to foster learning approaches that improve the quality of student learning, little is known about students' learning approaches across different disciplines, and their relationships with academic performance. DESIGN: Prospective, correlational design. METHODS: Using a survey design, a total of 919 first year health and science students studying in a university located in the western region of Sydney from the following disc..View full abstract