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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 8
First page : ( 3737) Last page : ( 3742)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00685.6

Relationship between Sports Participation and Academic Performance among Medical Students of Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin.

Rao US Mahadeva1,*, Ellomalay Sonia2, Lourdsamy Priyashini2, Sivachandran Jiveswaran2, Raj Naresh Bhaskar2

1Professor, Faculty of Medicine, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), 20400, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

2Medical Students (MBBS Degree Program), Faculty of Medicine, UniSZA, 20400, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

3Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Rehabilitation, UniSZA, 21300, Terengganu, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author E-mail: raousm@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.


An endeavor has been made to study the effect of sports activity on academic performance among medical school students as respondents. Doing sports isn't just a leisure time activity alone. It does affect the students in many ways including academic performance. Playing a sport requires a lot of time and energy. The study design used for this research is cross-sectional based observational study design. The number of elements for the target population is 120 from faculty of medicine, UniSZA. The questionnaire will be distributed to the medical students of UniSZA that has been evaluated in the interview. From the findings of socio-demographic characteristics, sports participation, academic performance, and the association between academic performance with gender; time spent doing sports; overall period of involvement in sports; athletic statusamong Medical Students in UniSZA, it has been postulated that there is a valid association between athletics and academics.



Academics, Athletics, Demographic, Performance, Sports.


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