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GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, José Juan; LABAJOS MANZANARES, Mª Teresa  and  FERNANDEZ LUQUE, Francisca. Students in graduate programs in nursing and commitment to studies. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.38, pp.169-177. ISSN 1695-6141.

The engagement or commitment to studies is a positive affective state of the student with everything related to the studies. Objective: The objective of this work was to determine the level of engagement of students assigned Degree Nursing Council of Malaga Center of UMA and its relationship with socio-demographic and socio-educational variables. Methods: We performed a descriptive, cross-sectional and correlational study. The UWES-S instrument was used to measure the commitment or engagement with their studies. The data were obtained by questionnaire on line. Results: 170 students responded to the questionnaire and the turnout was 52.99% . The mean values of engagement were obtained: overall score (mean 58.52 SD 11,852 ), vigor (mean 17.93 SD 5,087) (mean 25.54 SD 3.980) and dedication (mean 15.09 SD 4,079) absorption. Conclusions: We have detected correlations between the overall score of engagement, vigor and absorption with academic performance. Likewise, we detected statistically significant mean differences between the sexes in dedication and overall score. Means in absorption are higher in those students who live with a partner and those who have other duties of care. The age has been correlated with positive absorption.

Keywords : Academic engagement; nursing students; academic marks.

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