The relationship of family functionality and the academic performance of first year students at the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, College of Medicine in the first semester of the school year 2012-2013

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Research Project

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Community Medicine


Academic Performance, Family Relations


The research design used in this study was a cross-sectional study. The target population of the study was the first year medical students. The sample population was categorized into those who have functional and dysfunctional families based on their score in the Family APGAR questionnaire and using stratified random sampling. Data was analyzed through Chi-square test. The study concluded that students with functional family were more likely to have high academic performance than students with dysfunctional family.

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