Quality of life, test anxiety and its relation to academic achievement among university students: A comparative study
Nadia Ahmed El-Adham, Monira Samir Abdelhady and Lamia A Awad
Background: Quality of life (QOL) is one of the topics that have recently taken the attention of psychologists and human science and health researchers.
Objectives: To comparing the QoL, test anxiety and its relation to academic achievement among university students in faculties studying applied versus theoretical sciences.
Methods: Comparative cross-sectional study design was done on a convenience sample of 250 students who were selected from faculties applied and theoretical sciences. A self-administered questionnaire included demographic and academic data, QoL scale and a test-anxiety scale.
Results: More than two-thirds of the students from applied sciences faculties were having high Quality of Life (QoL) compared with less than half of those from theoretical sciences faculties. QoL of the students from applied sciences faculties tended to be higher with low and moderate test anxiety, with a significant weak negative correlation. Conversely, the correlation was positive among the students from theoretical sciences faculties, and the QoL was lowest among those with low test anxiety levels. Theoretical faculties there were a positive correlation between the quality of life and grade point average (GPA) and a negative correlation between anxiety and GPA.
Conclusion: More health educational activities are needed in universities, particularly in the theoretical sciences faculties.
Nadia Ahmed El-Adham, Monira Samir Abdelhady, Lamia A Awad. Quality of life, test anxiety and its relation to academic achievement among university students: A comparative study. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2020;3(1):148-154. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2020.v3.i1b.85