Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 704-710

The relationship between lifestyle and academic achievement among health profession students

Authors: Sajida Agha, Mohammed Samer Almadani, Elyas Omar Alsoomali, Abdualrhman Mohammed Alshathri, Faisal Muqhem Almutairi, Meshal Bader Almutairi, Emad Masuadi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Lifestyle has significant effects on grade point average (GPA). Lifestyle and GPA are majorly interconnected, and the way students live affects their GPA. This study aims to find relationship between lifestyle factors such as depression, anxiety, and physical activity (PA) with academic achievement. Methods: This analytic cross-sectional study was conducted in a largest public sector university in Saudi Arabia from October 2019 to February 2020. A survey was distributed to the college students of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and applied medical sciences using quota sampling technique, and all students who agreed on participation were included (N = 406). Data were collected using three self-administered questionnaires: Generalized anxiety disorder-7, Patient Health Questionnaire-9, and International Physical Activity Questionnaire. Analysis of variance was done to assess the association of study variables. A test with p-value < 0.05 was considered to be significant Results: The response rate was 90%. The study did not find a significant relation between depression, anxiety, or PA, and GPA. However, analysis revealed a significant association between components of lifestyle with demographics. The female participants showed higher rates of depression and anxiety than male participants did (p = 0.008, 0.023, respectively). In the study population, younger students were found more depressed than older students were (p = 0.025). Additionally, pharmacy students reported higher depression than other health professional students did (p = 0.042) and students with both alive parents had lower rates of depression (p = 0.025). Conclusion: Although study did not find any association between the level of PA, psychosocial status and academic achievement; however, a significant association between the genders, age, colleges, and alive parents with healthy lifestyle. Longitudinal studies with multiple institutions are recommended.

Keywords:
Lifestyle, academic achievement, depression


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The relationship between lifestyle and academic achievement among health profession students


Authors
Sajida Agha
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Samer Almadani
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Elyas Omar Alsoomali
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdualrhman Mohammed Alshathri
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Faisal Muqhem Almutairi
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Meshal Bader Almutairi
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Emad Masuadi
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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. College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; mohammed.almadani.98@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 15 Feb 2022
Accepted 01 Mar 2022
Published online 15 Mar 2022
Published in print 11 Apr 2022

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Agha S, Almadani MS, Alsoomali EO, Alshathri AM, Almutairi FM, Almutairi MB, Masuadi E. The relationship between lifestyle and academic achievement among health profession students. IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 704-710. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642845924


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Agha S, Almadani MS, Alsoomali EO, Alshathri AM, Almutairi FM, Almutairi MB, Masuadi E. The relationship between lifestyle and academic achievement among health profession students. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=13353 [Access: July 03, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642845924


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Agha S, Almadani MS, Alsoomali EO, Alshathri AM, Almutairi FM, Almutairi MB, Masuadi E. The relationship between lifestyle and academic achievement among health profession students. IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 704-710. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642845924


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Agha S, Almadani MS, Alsoomali EO, Alshathri AM, Almutairi FM, Almutairi MB, Masuadi E. The relationship between lifestyle and academic achievement among health profession students. IJMDC. (2022), [cited July 03, 2022]; 6(5): 704-710. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642845924


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Agha, S., Almadani, . M. S., Alsoomali, . E. O., Alshathri, . A. M., Almutairi, . F. M., Almutairi, . M. B. & Masuadi, . E. (2022) The relationship between lifestyle and academic achievement among health profession students. IJMDC, 6 (5), 704-710. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642845924


Turabian Style

Agha, Sajida, Mohammed Samer Almadani, Elyas Omar Alsoomali, Abdualrhman Mohammed Alshathri, Faisal Muqhem Almutairi, Meshal Bader Almutairi, and Emad Masuadi. 2022. The relationship between lifestyle and academic achievement among health profession students. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (5), 704-710. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642845924


Chicago Style

Agha, Sajida, Mohammed Samer Almadani, Elyas Omar Alsoomali, Abdualrhman Mohammed Alshathri, Faisal Muqhem Almutairi, Meshal Bader Almutairi, and Emad Masuadi. "The relationship between lifestyle and academic achievement among health profession students." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 704-710. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642845924


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Agha, Sajida, Mohammed Samer Almadani, Elyas Omar Alsoomali, Abdualrhman Mohammed Alshathri, Faisal Muqhem Almutairi, Meshal Bader Almutairi, and Emad Masuadi. "The relationship between lifestyle and academic achievement among health profession students." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.5 (2022), 704-710. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642845924


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Agha, S., Almadani, . M. S., Alsoomali, . E. O., Alshathri, . A. M., Almutairi, . F. M., Almutairi, . M. B. & Masuadi, . E. (2022) The relationship between lifestyle and academic achievement among health profession students. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (5), 704-710. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642845924


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