Effective Factors on Theoretical Class Attendance according to Nursing and Midwifery Students’ Point of View, Kerman Razi School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Tayebeh Fasihi Harandy 1 , * , mansooreh Azizzade Forouzi 1 , Sakineh Mohammad alizadeh 1 , zahra ghazanfari 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Fasihi Harandy T, Azizzade Forouzi M, Mohammad alizadeh S , ghazanfari Z. Effective Factors on Theoretical Class Attendance according to Nursing and Midwifery Students’ Point of View, Kerman Razi School of Nursing and Midwifery, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2008 ; 4(2):e58514.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 4 (2); e58514
Published Online: January 25, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 23, 2017
Accepted: August 22, 2007

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Classrooms are suitable places for transferring teachers’ experiences
to the students and a better understanding of educational contents. The students’ absence from
theoretical classes has been one of the increasing and most important educational problems in
medical universities in recent years. This study was performed to determine the effective factors
on theoretical class attendance according to nursing and midwifery students’ point of view in
Kerman Razi School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, 2003.
Methods: In this descriptive – analytic study, 320 nursing and midwifery students were asked to
fill in the researcher-made questionnaires using a census method. Totally 217 questionnaires were
filled.
Results: Among all 217 students, 87.9% were female and 75.7% were single. Students’ mean age
(± SD) was 22.4(±4) years. Native students were 56.7% and only 14.6% were employed. Among
the effective factors on theoretical class attendance, the highest mean scores belong to “teachers’
scientific dominance and orientation” (4.7), “students’ interest in the related topic” (4.67), “proper
teaching method” (4.66), “importance of class attendance for better comprehension of the lesson”
(4.58) and the lowest mean scores belong to “classrooms physical environment” (3.85) , “not
attending the class as a duty”, (3.88), using audiovisual aids (3.95).
Conclusion: The findings showed that attending classes is affected by factors related to both
teachers and students;But the teachers’ scientific dominance and orientation, teaching
methodology and students’ involvement during class discussions are the main factors which
determine students’ attendance in the classes.

Keywords

Attendance Theoretical lessons Nursing students Midwifery students Effective factors

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