Volume 10, Issue 25 (6-2017)                   J Med Educ Dev 2017, 10(25): 25-34 | Back to browse issues page

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Hasanlou H, hasan nezhad H, Khazaee-Pool M. The Attitude of Students toward their Field of Study and Future Career in Zanjan University of Medical Sciences – 2016. J Med Educ Dev. 2017; 10 (25) :25-34
URL: http://zums.ac.ir/edujournal/article-1-787-en.html
Zanjan University of Medical Sciences
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Background and Objective: Attitude of student toward field of study and future career is an effective factor in training that should be noted. Thus, this study aimed to determine the student's attitude in Zanjan University of Medical Sciences towards their field of study and their own future career in 2016.

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive cross– sectional study, 384 Zanjan University of Medical Sciences students studying in different faculties were selected randomly. The information was gathered through a researcher–made questionnaire including 15 questions about the perspective of students toward field of study and their future career. The data were analyzed using the  SPSSV16 software.

Results: The mean score of the students attitude toward their field of study and  their own future career respectively were (22.10 and 14.77) which was lower than the theoretical mean of questionnaires (27 and 18). The results showed 44 percent of students had weak attitude towards their field of study, and 38.3 percent had the negative attitudes towards their future career. No significant difference was observed between future careers of students and age groups, sex, and educational level, while there was a significant difference between the satisfaction of the field of study and those variables.

Conclusion: The results indicate weak attitude of students towards their field of study and future career. It seems planning to improve the efficiency of human resources in health and medical sciences, reforming the structure of University of Medical Sciences, and increasing capacities and the career feasibility on future planning can be effective in strengthening students' attitude.

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Type of Study: Orginal Research |
Received: 2016/09/8 | Accepted: 2016/12/20 | Published: 2017/06/21

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