Cross sectional study on the academic performance of regular first year medical students of AY 2017-2018 of De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute who are residing in and outside of dormitories

Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Community Medicine


Dormitories, Academic Performance, Student, Medical, College Students


The cross-sectional study of a student's living condition and their General Weighted Average are substantially in the field of medicine, specifically for parents and/or students that are indecisive and still at lost by the pros and cons of living in a dormitory. The sample population was regular first year medical students of DLSMHSI that finished and passed A.Y. 2017-2018. Students who failed any subjects during the previous years and who have filed for a leave of absence were excluded in the study. The sampling technique that was utilized was purposive sampling wherein the students from the whole population who fulfill the researchers' criteria were included in the study. Students were asked for their student ID numbers and whether they were dormers and non-dormers. Data were gathered using a questionnaire and was analyzed through Spearman's Correlation Coefficient and Prevalence RAtio. Among the 220 first year regular medical students AY 2017-2018, 164 (74.55%) are residing in dormitories and 56 (25.45%) are not. Moreover, among theses 220 students, 64 (29.09%) had an average academic performance and 156 (70.91%) had an above average. Using both Prevalence Ratio and Spearman's Correlation Coefficient is -00498, which is close to zero, thereby, indicating that there is no association between the two variables. On the other hand, the computed prevalence ratio was 1.1154, which indicate that there was an association between two variables, however, the increase was not significant. This reveals that the living conditions and the academic performance of the first-year regular medical students have no association and are independent for each other.

First Advisor

Jovilia Abong

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