Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3194
ALBERT DIAZ, Juan Félix; GONZALEZ CORDERO, Ada Esther; LABORI PUENTES, Norma y LLANO LAZO, Mayra. Learning habits and academic performance in the II- Morphology and Physiology subject in Dentistry major. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.3, pp. 137-147. ISSN 1561-3194.
ABSTRACT II-Morphology and Physiology subject taught to the first grade students of Dentistry had the lowest academic performance. Objective: Characterizing the learning habits in the student of first grade of dentistry subject having in mind the relationship with the individual differences and the subject academic performance. Method: A descriptive and cross sectional research on the Morphology and Physiology subject in the dentistry students in Pinar del Rio city at ending the first semester of 2008-2009 course. The sample comprised of 52 students in the first grade of the dentistry major. A survey allowed us to know their learning habits and the level of motivation on the subject. Data were processed using descriptive statistics and the chi square test with a 95% of level of confidence. Results: It was found bad learning habits; in most of them there was no significative relationship between the learning habits and the way of admittance and the final mark of the students; a remarkably high motivation was observed on the major and the subject; the variable "motivation" had no significative relationship with the final mark achieved. It is concluded that the results obtained had no significative influence on the results of the subject thanks to the learning strategies proposed by the faculty but they do indicate the necessity of establishing prospective actions for the development of the autonomic learning
Palabras llave : habits; learning; strategies.