Ghada Gamal Mostafa Kamal, Dr. Afaf Salah AbdEl-Mohsen, Dr. Sahar Mahmoud S. El Awady


Background: Family conflict has a great effect on the students of nursing school academic performance which result in various problems within the community. Aim: The aim of this study is assessing family conflict and academic performance of the secondary school nursing students. Design: A descriptive research design was utilized in this study. Sample: Convenient sample will be consists of all secondary nursing students school with total number (180) students divided as (90) students in Elmina secondary nursing school for girls. Tools: three tools used Part I: Interviewing questionnaire includes socio-demographic data, Part II: student knowledge about family conflict and its effect on student's health status. 2nd: student's perception of Family conflict scale. 3rd: Observational checklist for nursing student's academic performance. Results: The study results revealed that66.7% of the studied Sample had average level of knowledge about family conflict and its effect on students’ health status. 45% of the studied sample had family conflict with in home, 85.6% of the studied sample was positive in total perception of family conflict scale. 79.4% of the studied sample had satisfactory level in total academic performance. Conclusion: The most of studied sample had average level of knowledge about family conflict. Recommendations: continues   educational and psychological programs to all students in schools that improve their life and academic achievement. 

Key words: Family conflict, Academic performance, nursing students

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