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ERIC Number: EJ1151061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2254-7339
Effectiveness of Tutoring to Improve Academic Performance in Nursing Students at the University of Seville
Guerra-Martín, María Dolores; Lima-Serrano, Marta; Lima-Rodríguez, Joaquín Salvador
Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, v6 n2 p93-102 Jul 2017
In response to the increase of Higher Education support provided to tutoring programs, this paper presents the design, implementation and evaluation of a tutoring program to improve the academic performance of at-risk students enrolled in the last year of a nursing degree characterized by academic failure (failed courses). A controlled experimental study was carried out to evaluate a tutoring program that included a minimum of nine meetings performed by an expert professor as tutor. A questionnaire for assessing the academic needs was designed and interventions were performed when responses were: nothing, a little or something. Medium to large effects were found in the progress of failed course to passed course (p =0.000, rf = 0.30), improving the information about courses (p < 0.001, d = 2.01), the information comprehension (p < 0.001, d = 0.85) and the strategies to improve academic performance (p < 0.001, d = 1.37). The intervention group students' response highlighted program satisfaction and effectiveness. The significance of the study lies in reinforcing the formal tutoring as a tool to improve academic performance in at-risk students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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