Title

Factors affecting the attention span of Bachelor of Science in Nursing students during classroom engagement

Date of Completion

1-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

attention span, nursing students, classroom engagement

Abstract

This study utilized the non-experimental descriptive quantitative design. The respondents were selected using purposive sampling. Data was obtained using a self-made questionnaire and treated with percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, and ANOVA. Findings of the study revealed that, 1) Majority of the respondents were 19 years old and above, female, had weekly allowance of P1,000 and above, lived in a dormitory and had less than six (6) hours of sleep a day; 2) In terms of physical environment, the respondents considered the following as affecting their attention span to a great extent: time of class, classroom temperature, cleanliness and lighting of the classroom; 3) In terms of learning environment, the respondents considered the following as affecting the attention span to a great extent: simulation activities, visual aids such as PowerPoint presentation and video clips, return demonstrations, handouts, critical thinking activities such as case analysis and group activities pertaining to the topics; 4) In terms of behavioral factors, the respondents considered study habits as affecting their attention span to a great extent; 5) In terms of personal factors, the respondents considered the following as affecting their attention span to a great extent: amount of rest/sleep, interest and background information about the topic, and enthusiasm to participate; 6) In terms of interpersonal factors, the respondents considered the following as affecting their attention span to a great extent: the reaching style of professor, communication skills of professor, communication skills of professor, the clarity and volume of voice of professor, knowledge and mastery of the professor about the topics, friendliness and congeniality of professor, consideration for student's thoughts and ideas, concern shown by professor, and behavior of seatmates; 7) There were no significant differences on the factors affecting attention span of BS Nursing students in De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute during classroom engagement when grouped according to age, religion, place of residence, and hours of sleep. However, there were significant differences on the factors affecting attention span of the nursing students during classroom engagement when grouped according to sex and weekly allowance.

First Advisor

Alely S. Reyes

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