Awareness of the effects of neuroenhancement drugs on academic performance among students in health related programs

Leong, Jennie Lee Ha (2015) Awareness of the effects of neuroenhancement drugs on academic performance among students in health related programs. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Neuroenhancement drug was the sense of boost cognitive and emotional abilities through pharmacological substances in normal healthy individuals. The purpose of this study was conducted to determine the knowledge of the participants on cognitive neuroenhancement which could improve their academic performances. There were 191 respondents filling up the questionnaire which comprised of four sections, namely demographic background, background knowledge towards neuroenhancement, reason taking neuroenhancement, and concerns about the use of neuroenhancement. Quantitative analysis was used and convenience sampling was selected for respondents who were conveniently vacant to contribute in this research. From the data gathered through questionnaires, several tests had been conducted through the use of SPSS such as Pearson correlation, Independent sample ttest, factor analysis, Cronbach’s alpha, chi-square, and ANOVA. The results revealed that there was a significance association between students taking cognitive enhancers could achieve a better results and would progress more quickly in life. Furthermore, there was also a significant association between students taking cognitive enhancers and trouble they were facing in remembering things. Neuroenhancement generally could be used to improve health and enhance quality of life. It could also increase work productivity since human works spans and life spans are increasing. These results highlighted the awareness of the effects of neuroenhancement and related program studies in academic performances.

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: neuroenhancement, depression, dementia, sleep deficiency, academic performances, cognitive enhancement, cognitive disabilities, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate,research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 01:30
Last Modified: 27 May 2016 01:30
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12193

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