Comparing Skills of Critical Thinking and Happiness among Students of Faculty of Medial Sciences and other Universities of Ghaen

Raeisoon, Mohammad Reza and Ghiasi Nadooshan, Saeid and Eslahi, Mohammad and Mohammadi, Yahya (2017) Comparing Skills of Critical Thinking and Happiness among Students of Faculty of Medial Sciences and other Universities of Ghaen. Future of Medical Education Journal, 7 (1). pp. 3-7.

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Abstract

Background: Educational achievement is highly important in the higher education and universitiesâ�� system in all countries. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are the main outcomes of higher education and the accreditation criteria. Happiness is one of the fundamental emotions of human beings that has a crucial role in the health of individuals and society. It could be the catalyst and facilitator in the development of critical thinking. The purpose of the present study was to compare critical thinking skills and happiness among the students of different universities. Methods: This is a descriptive analytical study conducted on 244 students of different universities of Ghaen that entered the study by multistage cluster sampling. Rytas questionnaire of critical thinking 2003 and Oxford Happiness questionnaire were used and the data were analyzed by SPSS (ver. 14), Pearson's correlation, independent t-test, and ANOVA and the statistical significance level was 0.05. Results: 163 participants (66.8) were male and 81 students (33.2) were female. The results presented that there is a significant difference between the mean of critical thinking and happiness among the students based on universities (pï�¼0. 05). Furthermore, there is a significant difference between critical thinking and happiness (r=0. 246). Conclusions: Educational programmers should concern critical thinking and the methods to upgrade it. Moreover, the teachers should use new teaching methods in the curriculum in order to increase happiness in the students. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Future Medical Education J
Depositing User: fmej fmej
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 12:42
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 12:42
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/725

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