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tagharrobi Z, Fakharian E, mirhoseini F, rasoulinejad S A, akbari H, ameli H. Prediction of academic performance in the students of operation room major at Kashan university of Medical Sciences (Kaums). J Med Educ Dev. 2011; 4 (6) :1-9
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kashan university of medical sciences
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Background and Objective: Identifying the influencing factors in educational performance has specific importance. There are numerous controversies about the role of these factors. So, this study was carried out to assess the predictors of academic performance in the alumni of operation room at Kashan University medical sciences. Material and Methods: In this cross-sectional study all operation room alumni of kaums from 1992 until the end of 2003 were selected via census method (n=230). The questionnaire including demographic data, admission criteria, educational background and academic performance status. Data was analyzed using univariate and multivariate Logistic regression analysis. Results: Univariate analysis showed specific quota (OR=3.88, p=0.044) and showed that junior high school grade point average (HGPA) had the negative effect on academic performance. Multivariate Logistic regression analysis introduced HGPA as the strongest predictors for academic performance. The results showed that with increase of one grade in HGPA, probability of academic success will increase by 24.5%. Conclusion: with regard to the effect of HGPA on acade‌mic performance, propose that the importance of HGPA in the acceptance of university students to be considered and courses for the students whose HGPA is low to be revised.
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Type of Study: Orginal Research |
Received: 2011/06/25 | Accepted: 2011/08/8

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