Volume 11, Issue 1 (5-2014)                   J Res Dev Nurs Midw 2014, 11(1): 51-58 | Back to browse issues page

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Baniaghil A S, Salehi Omran E, Fazeli M, Fallah V. Relationship Between Cultural Capital and Academic Performance in Golestan University of Medical Sciences’ Students, 2013. J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2014; 11 (1) :51-58
URL: http://nmj.goums.ac.ir/article-1-544-en.html
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Background and Objective: the world moving toward a knowledge based economy has led efficient human capital trained in university to the most important competitive factor in each country. Thus , it is vitally important to identify the factors related to their functions. The goal of this study was to explore the relationship between cultural capital and academic performance of Gorgan University of medical sciences’ students. 
Material and Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted ( 2013) on 126 randomly selected students , with at least 3 years of College experience, who had not any known physical or mental illnesses. The questionnaires, completed self-reportedly, were cultural capital and academic performance whose face and content validity (quantetive and qualitative) as well as reliability (internal consistency test) were confirmed. In data analysis, using SPSS-19, we measured frequency, Pearson Correlation Coefficient and stepwise regression techniques (0.05). 
Results: Based on the results, there was a significant positive correlation (r = 0.45) between cultural capital and academic performance in that the higher cultural capital score the better academic performance. Furthemore, using the prediction formula, students’ academic performance can be predicted by their cultural capital. 
Conclusion: According to the findings, the promotion of cultural capital can affect on academic performance of students.
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