1.1 Background of the study
In the field of education and psychology has been discovered all over the world to be a highly complex problem. Several researchers have tried to explain it differently and description of each is practically true over the years, researches on the factors influence the academic performance of students have attracted the interest of not only research but concern of teachers, counselor, psycho, legists, and school administrators as well. Study method is the knowledge and application of effective study skills or techniques by students. The term study either habit pattern refers to the way in which students. Study either systematically, efficiently or in efficiently in with what has been said above we can deduce good study habit will definitely trend positive academic performance and achievement and also in efficient or poor habit towards any subject has been descabed as a function of passing coupled with their belipt on that particular which has a Lang way go on their academic performance.
In Nigeria many factors have been highlighted to influence the ability of students to cultivate effective and efficient study habit such factor include state of health motivation anxiety and state of mind conductive and suitable environment for studying availability of textbook and well equipped libraries . In research carried out by (nuthana and yenagi 2009) the courses of poor academic performance among Nigeria students were thoroughly examined. In which some of these factors identified include low students intellectual ability, achievement motivations lack of goals, low self esteem, law socio – economic status of the family poverty and poor study habit as a major factors.
A survey was carried out in some selected schools in Nigeria to identify some major courses of low academic performance in students some of the problems of inadequate facilities and teachers some of the problems caused by poor parental background unfavorable government policies and low educational sectors funding (Ajit and olutola 2007) Likewise Ichado (1998) also dispute environment from which the students Carnes from play a major role in influencing study habit pattern which invariably affect, academic performance the concept of study habit pattern is a broad as it combines nearly all other sub – topics under it such as study attitude, method and study skill. In a research conducted by all part (1960) it was argued that attitude toward study by drafting a good study pattern earn greatly contributed to study and are time conscious over what they have to do.
A research was carried out by morahan (1999), he faunal out that male and female have different way of studying (study habit). In this study he discovered that the male students took up courses that have more logic and science while female students were attracted to simpler courses and such it is in line with their passion which requires different study habit and might have a positive effect on academic performance of students. Positive academic performance ability to schedule his time, the plat of this study the habit of concentration, note taking mental review over learning the juchcious application of whole and part method massed distributed learning and so on in other words positive academic performance is a function of proper study habit and skill.
The problems under study is to investigate the student habit of study in nursing school at Damaturu of Yobe state which was established in march 1992 with the population of twenty three (23) students.
Attitude of student towards study in any institution of learning is worth investigating so as to give suggestion where necessary. Nursing Education for the well mankind needs some people with sound training in science and technology, therefore each development of interest and study will wisely bring up these men and women.
In recent the result at the end of the term examination revealed that rates of failure and poor grades particularly among nurse one, two and three students of the school of nursing school Damaturu. This could be a number of factors for their examinations some students read their notes immediately after lectures. So that they do not forget what the lectures are all about after few day. While in other courses reverse is the case because some individuals will notes only a day to the examination or a day to the test. They behave in what is called crash program neither do they have study time table while some do not even attend lectures no coping notes or go to library for research. Some of the factors why students fail and while other sauced could be seen in different perspectives, according to leannthee (1972) who said that some students fail due to socio – economic background. This is to say some students have privilege to attend good schools or opportunities to modern gadgets which could make them accommodate and assimilate knowledge easily. Another aspect is socio – cultural deprivation and inadequate educational opportunities.
1.2 Statement of the Problems.
This study will determine the factors contributing to the students Study habit in nursing school Damaturu.
1.3 Objectives of the Study
The following are the objectives of this study
1.4 Research Question
This researcher is interested in looking at the study habit pattern of the students. The researcher is also expected to be able to address the following question.
1.5 Scope and Limitation
The study was conducted in nursing school Damaturu of yobe state student in nurse ii and iii involved in the study only.
1.6 Significance of theStudy
Students study habit of nursing school Damaturu is vital, it is believed that students gain admission in to institution are to have attained and completed the course they are admitted in to and pass out with good results and have well grounded body of knowledge to enable them maintain their various field of specialization. Therefore, a study like this is significant because it attracted the not only the attention of the researcher but the government, nongovernmental organization to earmark the situation
1.7 Operational definition of terms.
Study habits are the behaviors used when preparing for