Year 2021, Volume 7 , Issue 3, Pages 312 - 318 2021-05-04

Investigation of the situations affecting vocational school students' anxiety levels and academic achievements

Muhammet BAYRAKTAR [1] , Mehmet DOĞAN [2]


Objectives: In this study, we aim to determine the prevalence of anxiety and evaluate its relationship with academic performance in a vocational school of health services students, which causes significant disability and loss of labor and is frequently seen with mood disorders in the society.

Methods: A sample was not selected for the research, it was aimed to reach all students. Of the 1093 students who are attending the school, 849 (77.7%) students participated in the study. In order to determine the level of anxiety in students, a questionnaire form consisting of the Beck Anxiety Inventory and descriptive features were applied by the online survey method.

Results: Of the students; 80.1% are female, 98.1% are single, 57.1% are in their first year, and the average age is 20.25 ± 1.81. The total scale score was found 9.42 ± 8.65 and it was 9.90 ± 8.69 for female students and 7.49 ± 8.24 for male students. Variable levels of anxiety were detected in 38.8% of the participants. There was no statistically significant relation found between anxiety level and academic performance, but both anxiety levels and academic performances were affected by the gender of participants.

Conclusions: Making psychological evaluations of students while they are starting their higher education and checking their statuses periodically using standard self-report tools by using technological instruments; would make it possible to make necessary interventions by noticing the situations that may adversely affect their academic success, social life, mental and cognitive development in the early stages.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Public Environmental and Occupational Health
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-2242-8046
Author: Muhammet BAYRAKTAR (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Public Health, Niğde Ömer Halis University of School of Medicine, Niğde, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-2971-7246
Author: Mehmet DOĞAN
Institution: Department of Medical Services and Tecniques, Erciyes University, Halil Bayraktar Health Services Vocational School, Kayseri, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : July 4, 2020
Acceptance Date : October 11, 2020
Publication Date : May 4, 2021

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Investigation of the situations affecting vocational school students' anxiety levels and academic achievements %A Muhammet Bayraktar , Mehmet Doğan %T Investigation of the situations affecting vocational school students' anxiety levels and academic achievements %D 2021 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 7 %N 3 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.737946 %U 10.18621/eurj.737946