Document Type : Original Article



INTRODUCTION: One of the main criteria for students’ merit in their study process and reaching the
graduation step, is academic success. Therefore, identifying related factors can help the improvement
of academic success rate. The aim of this study was to examine the academic success and related
factors among the students of University of Tehran.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross‑sectional study was done on 384 students of Tehran
University of Medical Sciences. Samples were selected through stratified sampling method. Data
were collected through questionnaires of academic success scale 39 that reliability and validity of
that were confirmed. Data analysis was done through SPSS18 software. Descriptive statistics and
independent t‑test, and correlation coefficient were performed at significance level of 0.05.
RESULTS: The mean academic success was 108.87(standard deviation[SD] =10.63) (69.78% of total score).
The mean academic success in male was 110.04 (SD = 11.75) and in female was 108.20 (SD = 9.91).
Independent t‑test results indicate that there is a significant statistical relationship between marital status and
the academic success (P< 0.05). The Pearson correlation test results showed that there was a statistically
significant relationship between average with academic success (r = 0.17, P = 0.001).
CONCLUSION: Considering the effect of demographic variables on the academic success rate,
academic success rate can be improved by planning to improve these factors.


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