Factors influencing academic performance in biological sciences among students in a nursing education institution in the Eastern Cape Province : an appreciative inquiry approach

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dc.contributor.author Tom, Fundiswa Beatrice
dc.contributor.author Coetzee, I.
dc.contributor.author Heyns, Tanya
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-19T04:53:35Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-19T04:53:35Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09
dc.description.abstract Nursing education institutions are responsible for quality education and training and are professionally accountable for nursing programmes of high academic standards. The majority of first and second year nursing students following the comprehensive four year nursing programme at a specific nursing education institution were academically unsuccessful in the subject biological science. The aim of the study was to explore and describe the factors influencing the academic performance of nursing students registered for the biological science subject at the specific nursing education institution.A qualitative, contextual, exploratory and descriptive design was used. Utilising an appreciative inquiry approach as a positive evaluation process, 429 nursing students participated in the study. Data were collected utilising self–reported appreciative interview schedule, field notes and reflective diary.The findings of the content analysis process revealed factors influencing the academic performance in biological science. The main factors identified were biological science content, characteristics of educators, educational strategies, resources and biological science assessments. The recommendations were suggested to involve stakeholders, namely nursing education institution management, nurse educators, nursing students and Eastern Cape Department of Health to actively play their various towards the positive academic performance of nursing students in the biological sciences nursing education institutions. en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-09-30 en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.ajol.info/journal_index.php?jid=153&ab=ajpherd en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Tom, F, Coetzee, I & Heyns, T 2014, 'Factors influencing academic performance in biological sciences among students in a nursing education institution in the Eastern Cape Province : an appreciative inquiry approach', African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, suppl. 3, pp. 102-115. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1117-4315
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/43092
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance en_ZA
dc.rights Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance en_ZA
dc.subject Appreciative inquiry en_ZA
dc.subject Biological science en_ZA
dc.subject Four year nursing programme en_ZA
dc.subject Nursing student and nursing education institution en_ZA
dc.title Factors influencing academic performance in biological sciences among students in a nursing education institution in the Eastern Cape Province : an appreciative inquiry approach en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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