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The relation between the class attendance and the performance at final examinations of students, in Nursing HTEI of Athens

Christina Marvaki , Maria Polikandrioti , Georgios Vasilopoulos , Antonia Kalogianni , Leonidas Vastardis , Georgios Argyriou , Theodore Kapadochos

Abstract

Class attendance of a didactic lecture consists one of the most important factors, which has impact on students” performance at university. The attendance of the lecture, mainly at the education of professionals of health, is a matter of great importance. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of class attendance upon the final examination result of students in Nursing HTEI of Athens. Method and material : Τhe sample of the study consisted of 204 student nurses who were enrolled in the surgical Nursing of 3rd semester and 184 student nurses who were enrolled in the course of Emergency Nursing of 6th semester, during the 2005-06 teaching session. Results : The results of the study showed that, from the students who had attended classes in the “Surgical Nursing” of 3rd semester, 63.5% succeeded in the final exam of the lesson, whereas from the students who had not attended the class, 36,5% succeeded in the final exam of the lesson, ρ

Keywords: class attendance, intermediate evaluation, performance of nurses

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