Students’ Satisfaction of Thesis Conducting Process and its Related Factors, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Strides in Development of Medical Education: January 31, 2010, 6 (1); e58824
July 15, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
July 26, 2017
February 11, 2009
G , Yamani Douzi Sorkhabi
M. Students’ Satisfaction of Thesis Conducting Process and its Related Factors, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences,
Strides Dev Med Educ.
Background & Objective: To ensure students’ research experience acquisition is one of the most
important goals of conducting a thesis. In such a process, evaluating students’ satisfaction is one of
the most significant challenges. Hence, this research was aimed to study students’ satisfaction of
thesis conducting process and its related factors in Tabriz University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: In this survey, 100 medical, dentistry and pharmacy students, who were becoming
graduates and were about to defend their thesis, participated. Samples were selected using stratified
sampling. Data was collected using a questionnaire which its reliability and validity were already
Results: According to the results, mean (±SD) of supervision on thesis, scientific skill development,
research bases, skill development of research and thesis assessing process were 3.31(±0.95),
3.42(±0.71), 2.26(±0.80), 3.37(±0.70), and 3.47(±0.92), respectively. The mean score of research
bases was significantly less than others’ (P= 0.0001). The mean score of female students’ satisfaction
of research bases and developing research skill was significantly higher than male students’
(P= 0.026 and 0.04 respectively).
Conclusion: The results of this study revealed that the lowest students’ satisfaction belonged to
“scientific seminar planning”, “financial support of scientific activities” and “scientific and research
atmosphere”; all belonged to research bases. As research infra structure and atmosphere are
important factors in research activities, they should be among priorities of higher education planning.
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