Cramming Analysis Based on Time to Start Studying and Time the Exam being Held

Ekarini Daroedono

Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Alifa Hasna Ramadhani Fachly

Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Ayu Aulia Salshabila

Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Debora Iriani Sanda Pasoro

Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Gabriella Hillary Kambu

Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Fachrul Destrian

Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Restu Fatimatuzzahra

Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Forman Erwin Siagian *

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Aims: to explore the time that crammer start to study and  the time of exam being held and relate this two with the result of the remedial exams which conducted electronically (computer based).

Study Design:  simple descriptive cross sectional study

Place and Duration of Study: conducted during January to February 2024 in the faculty of Medicine, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta-Indonesia. Sample: respondents who join the remedial exam during 2022.

Methodology: electronic questionnaire regarding time to start studying being distributed prior the exam/test. Sufficient explanation regarding the research is given before consent is politely requested to each exam’s participant. Data obtained from questionnaire were combined with demography data (gender, place of residence) and the result of the exam.

Results: Cramming conducted by 69.7% of our respondents, with the involvement of male student is more common compared to female student and regarding their place of residence, more student that live in their own house with their family do the cramming. Most of the perpetrator started studying at 20.00 – 24.00 pm. Students passing rate in this study were low. Female students score better when they did not cram while only male students who conduct cramming and still fail the exam get a slightly higher mean score than male students who fail the exam and did not cram. Female students got a slightly higher mean score than male students.

Conclusion: Cramming is risk taking like gambling behavior. It can give negative impact to the perpetrator’s mental health. The phenomenon of cramming is quite common, especially among male student, but the passing rate was poor. Cramming mostly started late at night. Male students who fail the exam tend to get higher grades if they cramming while on the other hand our female student tend to get higher score in they did not cram.

Keywords: Procrastination, academic risk taking, gambling behavior, medical student, pass, fail

How to Cite

Daroedono , E., Fachly , A. H. R., Salshabila , A. A., Pasoro , D. I. S., Kambu , G. H., Destrian , F., Fatimatuzzahra , R., & Siagian , F. E. (2024). Cramming Analysis Based on Time to Start Studying and Time the Exam being Held. International Neuropsychiatric Disease Journal, 21(4), 6–17.


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