An Examination of Effective Factors on Academic Success of Students of Zahedan Medical University

Saravani, Solyman and Dehghan Haghighi, Javid and Abed-Saeedi, Zhila and Homayouni Zand, Ramin (2013) An Examination of Effective Factors on Academic Success of Students of Zahedan Medical University. Future of Medical Education Journal, 3 (3). pp. 35-40.

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Academic failure of students is one of the basic problems in higher education centers in Iran that, not only causes to waste time and current charges in educational centers, but also leads to psychical, mental, familial and social problems for students. Therefore, this study has been done in order to determine the value of academic success of students of Zahedan medical university and its effective factors. Methods: The analytical and descriptive study was performed on Zahedan medical students who passed at least one term at university (399 participants), who were studied through random sampling; data were collected by using questionnaires of individual characteristics, their satisfaction of academic major and factors being effective on academic achievement. After collecting information based on class average and terms of failing, students were divided into 2 groups, namely successful and unsuccessful. The effective factors on their academic achievement or lack of achievement were examined in each group and compared with the other. Findings: Findings of this examination showed that 33.8 of students were unsuccessful at the university. There was a significant difference regarding sex, father's job, Diploma average and household economic status between groups (P<0.05), while a significant relation was not observed between variables of age, academic major, parental education and mother's job between groups (P>0.05). Conclusion: In this research, the most important, effective factors on academic achievement were study method, study time, interest in major and attention and concentration during studying. Among these demographic factors, gender was effective on academic achievement of students, and females were more successful than males. Based on the results of this study, holding educational workshops for curriculum, study and learning methods can be suitable for the educational success of students.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Future Medical Education J
Depositing User: fmej fmej
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 13:29
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 13:29

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