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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2011, 11(2): 75-83 Back to browse issues page
Supportive Counseling for the Students with Low Academic Achievement َ: An interventional study
Hamid Peiravi, Soroor Parvizy , Hamid Haghani
, s_parvizy@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Low academic achievement and educational failure are yet considered as the most usual reason for students' drop out. Performing supportive interventions seem essential for these students. This study has tried to determine the effect of a supportive counseling program on nursing students' academic achievement in Iran University of Medical Sciences. Methods: Forty two BS nursing students with low academic achievement were selected with simple random sampling in this quasi-experimental study in 2007. Intervention included a supportive counseling program which was conducted for one semester in from of individual and group counseling sessions. The data were collected by researcher made forms inquiring students' demographic data and scores record to check their academic status. The data were analyzed by statistical tests of X2, , independent T-test and Man Whitney Test through SPSS software. Result: The findings showed that mean score increments of subjects in experimental group were more than the control, but the difference was not statistically significant. Mean scores difference in experimental group among boys was significantly more than those of girls. Conclusion: Although the effect of supportive counseling programs on nursing students' academic achievement was not proved in this study, reinforcement of teachers' supportive and conductive role and facilities for supportive interventions for these students and promotion of better dormitory life is recommended.
Keywords: Academic achievement, counseling, nursing students, supportive intervention.
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Received: 2011/05/30 | Accepted: 2011/08/4 | Published: 2011/07/15
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Peiravi H, Parvizy S, Haghani H. Supportive Counseling for the Students with Low Academic Achievement َ: An interventional study. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2011; 11 (2) :75-83
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