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5. Effect of Time Management Skills on Academic Performance of Medical Students

Shaur Sarfaraz1, Muhammad Kashif Nisar2 and Erum Afaq3

ABSTRACT

 

Objective: To assess time management skills with respect to effect on academic performance of medical students.

Study Design: Descriptive / cross-sectional study

 

Place and Duration of Study: This study was at the Department of Medical Education, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi from 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2015.

 

Materials and Methods: The sample of the study consists of 652 medical college students. Academic performance has been checked by student affairs and examination department of college.

 

Results: The relationship between medical students’ time management scores and academic performance ratings is measured. A positive and significant relationship was discovered between time management score and performance rating (r= 0.584, p= <0.001). Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed). Male students have better time management scores.

 

Conclusion: This research work underlines the crucial need of understanding the part of “time management in academic performance.

Key Words: Time management skills, Academic performance, Medical students

Citation of articles: Sarfaraz S, Nisar MK, Afaq E. Effect of Time Management Skills on Academic Performance of Medical Students. Med Forum 2017;28(8):18-20.