Volume 4, Issue 2 (Autumn 2018)                   SJNMP 2018, 4(2): 71-78 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print

1- Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
2- Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences , F.dehvan@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (861 Views)
Background & Aim: One of the major goals of educational systems in improving the quality of student productivity is the academic success of students. Self-esteem is one of the psychological factors that affect academic success and could have a positive impact on students’ educational process. This study aimed to determine the relationship between self-esteem and academic success in nursing students of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran in 2018.
Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional and descriptive-correlational study was conducted on 194 nursing students selected via census sampling. Data were collected using a two-section questionnaire; the first section included demographic characteristics of the participants while the second section encompassed the “Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale” to assess the self-esteem of the students. Moreover, the academic success of students was evaluated using their score of academic achievement. Data analysis was performed in SPSS version 16.
Results: In this study, the mean age of the subjects was 22.47±3.18 years. In total, 74 individuals (38.1%) were male, and 120 students (61.9%) were female. Furthermore, the mean score of self-esteem and GPA of the students were 4.81±6.17 and 15.75±1.28, respectively. The results were indicative of a positive and significant correlation between self-esteem and score of academic achievement of the participants (r=0.194, P=0.005).
Conclusion: Considering the undeniable impact of self-esteem on the academic success of students, performing actions and providing solutions for improving the students’ self-esteem can increase the quality of educational and clinical systems for nursing students.
Full-Text [PDF 348 kb]   (316 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/10/11 | Revised: 2019/06/30 | Accepted: 2018/11/1 | Published: 2019/10/24 | ePublished: 2019/10/24

1. Get persistent links for your reference list or bibliography. Copy and paste the list, we’ll match with our metadata and return the links. Members may also deposit reference lists here too. 1. Raeisoon MR, Mohammadi Y, Abdorazaghnejad M, Sharifzadeh G. An Investigation of the Relationship between Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Academic Achievement of Students in the Nursing-Midwifery Faculty in Qaen during 2012-13 Academic Year. Modern Care Journal. 2014; 11(3): 236-42. [Persian].
2. Kamali S, Jafari E, Fathi A. Correlation between Self-Concept and Academic Achievement of Students in Zanjan University. Medical Education Development Magazine. 2009; 2(2): 17-24. [Persian].
3. Salmalian Z, Kazemnezhad L. Correlation between Self-Concept and Academic Achievement of Students. Jame Negar. 2013; 71(1):40-7. [Persian].
4. Hosseini M.A, Dejkam M, Mirlashari J. Correlation between Academic Achievement and Self-Esteem in Rehabilitation Students in Tehran University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2007; 7(1):137-41. [Persian].
5. Bahrami H. Studying the Problems and Problems of Students in the Country. Tehran. 2006: P 54-8. [Persian].
6. Alizadeh S, Namazi A, Kouchakzadeh Talami S. A Comparative Study of Self-Esteem in Nursing and Midwifery Students of Islamic Azad University of Rasht and its Correlation with Academic Success. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery. 2015; 14(4): 17-25. [Persian].
7. Sharafi L, Taghibaygi M, Alibaygi Ah. The Impact of Self-Esteem and Personal Characteristics on Educational Improvement of Razi University Agriculture Students. Journal of Agricultural Education Administration Research. 2015; 32:113-22. [Persian].
8. Shakornia A, Alijani H, Najar Sh, Elhampour H. Assessment of Relation between Self-Esteem and Studing Approaches whith Scholastic Achievement. Magazine Center for Medical Education Research and Development. 2014; 12(2): 307-14. [Persian].
9. Khosravipor F, Nikoie M. The Relationship between Perfectionism, Achievement Motivation, Self-Esteem, and Academic Performance among Nursing Students. Strides in Development of Medical Education. 2013; 11(4): 542-9. [Persian].
10. Azizi M, Khamseh F, Rahimi A, Barati M. The Relationship between Self-Esteem and Depression in Nursing Students of a Selected Medical University in Tehran. Journal of Nursing Education. 2013; 1(1):28-34. [Persian].
11. Janati Y, Musavi Sa, Âzimi Lolaty H, Fani Saberi L, Hamta A, Feyzi S, et al. Investigating Emotional Intelligence and Self Esteem Level among Nursing and Midwifery Students of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences In 2010. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. 2012; 21(1): 254-261. [Persian].
12. Rajabi A, Karjoo Kasmaii S. A Study of Confirmatory Structure Two-Factor Model of the Persian Version Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. Journal of Psychological Models and Methods. 2012; 2(6): 33-43. [Persian].
13. Jamali A, Taghipoor Zahir A, Salehi M. The Relationship between Job and Organizational Factors with the Organizational Citizenship Behavior among the Faculty Members of Islamic Azad University-Zone 1 Branches. Quarterly Journal of Educational Leadership & Administration. 2010; 3(2):87-106. [Persian].
14. Sepahi V, Niroomand E, Keshavarzi F, Khashaie A. Relationship between Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement. Biannual Journal of Medical Education Education Development Center (Edc) Babol University of Medical sciences. 2015; 3(1): 32-38. [Persian].
15. Roodbari M, Asl Marz B. The Academic Progress of Students in Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and its Associated Factors. Strides Dev Med Educ. 2011; 7(2): 147-152. [Persian].
16. Peyrovi H, Ghezelbash S, Ghorbani A, Inanloo M, Alizadeh H, Haghani H, et al. Relationship between Self Esteem and Demographic Variables among Undergraduate Student Nurses. Journal of Health and Care. 2012; 14 (4). [Persian].