Strategies to Reduce Absenteeism from the Viewpoints of Students in Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences

Delaram, Masoumeh and Asefi, Fariba and Shams, Sahand (2016) Strategies to Reduce Absenteeism from the Viewpoints of Students in Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences. Future of Medical Education Journal, 6 (2). pp. 3-8.

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Abstract

Background: In order to transfer teachersâ�� knowledge, the presence of students is necessary in the classroom. Despite numerous studies on the causes of absence, the strategies of its reduction have not been yet investigated and this study intends to address this issue. Methods: Inthis cross-sectional study 401 students were participated who were selected with systematic random sampling. The students were from different departments of Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Health and Paramedicine. A researcher-developed questionnaire was used for data collection. Analysis was performed by SPSS 16 and PResults:Mean scores given by the students to the strategies of absenteeism reduction in order of importance were: mastery of teacher over the course content (4.21±1.06), teacherâ��s attention to studentsâ�� learning (4.19±0.97), teacherâ��s well-behaving and respectfulness attitude towards students(4.12±0.95), making the class atmosphere cheerful (4.10±1.03), teaching main contents of course (4.05±1.03), applicational teaching and trying to attractive the content (4.04±0.99), giving importance to the students' attendance (4.04±0.99), using a variety of teaching methods and new contents (4.03±1.02), responding to the studentsâ�� questions properly (4.03±1.02), and continuous evaluation (4.00±1.13). Conclusions: The main proposed strategies to reduce absenteeism, were teacher-related. To implement this strategy, mastery over the course content, teacherâ��s attention to studentsâ�� learning, teacherâ��s well-behaving and respectfulness attitude towards students, making the class atmosphere cheerful, applicational teaching, focusing on main course content, giving importance to the students' attendance, using a variety of teaching methods, and continuous evaluation were suggested.Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Future Medical Education J
Depositing User: fmej fmej
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 13:30
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 13:30
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1065

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