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 type of research. The respondents of this were selected using the non-probability sampling, specifically purposive sampling. The instrument used in this study is a self-made questionnaire based on the literature gathered by the researchers. The data obtained from the respondents were treated with the following statistical methods: percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, ANOVA and interpreted then analyzed based on extensive literature review. Findings revealed that majority of the respondents were between the ages of 19 years old and above, female, have Php1000 and above weekly allowance, and live in a dormitory. Most of the respondents have less than 6 hours of sleep a day. In terms of physical environment, the respondents considered the following as affecting their attention span to a great extent: time of class, classroom temperature, and cleanliness and lighting of the classroom. 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, video clips, etc. return demonstrations, provision of handouts, critical thinking activities such as case analysis and group activities pertaining to the topics. In terms of behavioral factors, the respondents considered study habits as affecting their attention span to a great extent. 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 topics, and enthusiasm to participate. 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 professors, the clarity and volume of voice professors, knowledge and mastery of professors about the topics, friendliness and congeniality of professors, consideration for student's thoughts and ideas, concern shown by professors, and behavior of seatmates. There were no significant differences on the factors affecting attention span of B.S. 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 B.S. in Nursing student in De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute during classroom engagement when grouped according to sex and weekly allowance.

First Advisor

Alely S. Reyes

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