The role of motivation camp towards academic performance and time management among first year biomedical science students
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Academic performance
motivation camp
biomedical science
time management

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Masre, S. F., Ishak, I., Mat Ludin, A. F., Shamhari, A. A., Syed Idros, S. ’Imran ., Abdul Rahman, N. A. ., Baso, S., Sim Nyam Joo, F. ., Jamaludin, I. ., Omar, N. E., & Jufri, N. F. (2020). The role of motivation camp towards academic performance and time management among first year biomedical science students. Life Sciences, Medicine and Biomedicine, 4(9).


Background: Time management is one of the factors that may influence students’ academic performance in university. A cross-sectional study was carried out to evaluate the role of motivation camp programme towards time management among first-year undergraduate students of the Biomedical Science Programme, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) by using a questionnaire.  Methods: A total of 32 students was categorized into group 1 and group 2 (n=16 per group), with group 1 is students who did not attend the motivational camp and group2 participated in the camp. Their academic performance in terms of Grade Point Average (GPA) was evaluated in semester 1 and 2 of the 2017/2018 session. A correlation test between total study hours and GPA in both semesters showed a weak correlation for group1 and group2. Independent T-test was also carried out to compare time management and GPA. Results: There is no significant difference between group1 and group2 in time planning; however, there is a significant difference (p<0.05) between both groups in time attitude. Lastly, though all students in group2 showed an increment in GPA, Fisher’s test revealed no association between motivation camp and GPA. Discussion and Conclusion: This study indicated that by having the motivational camp alone, it may not warrant the improvement in time management skill and academic performance among the first-year undergraduate students of Biomedical Science, UKM. Data from this study can help educators to improve the programme with post-camp activities to enhance the outcomes.
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