Learning Habits As Factors Influencing Academic Performance in Medical Students


  • Sajida Agha, Ata ur Rehman


The objectives of the study were multifaceted: first, to explore the various learning habits preferred by medical students; second, to examine the predictive association between various learning habits and academic performance; third, to examine the age-wise, gender-wise, and education level-wise (i.e. pre-clinical and clinical) differences on learning habits. The sample comprised of 361 medical students of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) with an age range of 17-28 years. The results indicated that most commonly used learning habit by medical students were motivation and metacognition and self-regulation. Further, learning habits of motivation, test taking anxiety and metacognition and selfregulation are seen as significant predictors of academic performance. Moreover, age-wise and education-level wise differences are evident only on metacognition and selfregulation whereas gender-wise differences are found on information processing learning habits. It is concluded that factors of learning habits can increase the students’ performance in the examination.




How to Cite

Sajida Agha, Ata ur Rehman. (2016). Learning Habits As Factors Influencing Academic Performance in Medical Students. Pakistan Journal of Psychology, 47(2). Retrieved from https://pjpku.com/index.php/pjp/article/view/59