Volume 18, Number 3 (High Risk Behavior Conference Supplement 2010)                   JSSU 2010, 18(3): 184-190 | Back to browse issues page


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Mazloomy S, Ehrampoush M, Servat F, Askarshahi M. Assessment of Academic Motivation and Its Relationship with Health-Risk Behaviors in Male Students of Yazd University. JSSU. 2010; 18 (3) :184-190
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1090-en.html

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Introduction: University is a position of formal training and learning and students in order to successful in this position should have effective learning. Motivation is key to effective learning. Additional to academic motivation can have the role of prevention in high-risk health behaviors. We examined students motivation in Yazd and communication with academic motivation in high-risk health behavior study. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study and the sample size was 720. Analysis of the data, collection tool and standard questionnaire construction was achieved. Results: In this study, 32.4 percent of students enjoyed modest motivation condition. 23.3 percent were smokers and 5.6 percent seemed to have used illicit drugs, 40.6 percent of the students exercised regularly. The findings of this research proved that there is a significant correlation between smoking status, alcohol consumption, physical involvement, high risk sexual behavior, watching movies, non-moral condition of the safety belt and academic motivation (P<0.05) There was a significant correlation between the amount of study hours and academic motivation (P<0.05). Conclusion: In order to promote academic motivation in students, both students and teachers should become more acquainted with workshop models and also, students leisure time activities should be analyzed and they should be attracted towards scientific and community organizations.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: General
Received: 2010/07/26

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