Effective Factors on Educational Status of Midwifery Students in Babol University of Medical Sciences

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fatemeh bakouei 1 , * , Farzan Kheir khah 1 , Hajar Salmalian 1 , Shabnam Omidvar 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: bakouei F, Kheir khah F , Salmalian H , Omidvar S. Effective Factors on Educational Status of Midwifery Students in Babol University of Medical Sciences, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2010 ; 7(1):e59505.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 7 (1); e59505
Published Online: July 15, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 06, 2017
Accepted: February 16, 2010

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Students’ educational success is of utmost importance. As educational
slump has always been a great concern in different fields, this study was conducted to assess ≤the
effective factors on educational status of midwifery students in Babol University of Medical
Sciences.
Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted on 152 midwifery students. According
to the Grade Point Average (GPA) of previous terms, students were classified into three groups
including good (GPA≥17), average (14<GPA<17) and weak (GPA≤14). Data was collected using a
researcher-made questionnaire.
Results: Out of 152 midwifery students, %10.5 were regarded as weak, %76.3 and %13.2were
regarded as average and good respectively. In three groups, there were no significant difference
considering demographic, family, social and economical factors; however, mental factors including
family problems (p=0.03), relationship with the sex (p=0.007) and communicational problems with
friends of the same sex (p=0.024) were more prevalent in poor students compared to the other
groups. Among educational factors attending classes (p=0.007), educational planning (p=0.023)
and taking notes in class (p=0.03) were significantly effective factors.
Conclusion: According to our findings, factors effective on mental health and education have the
highest influence on the students’ educational status. Consequently, psychological and educational
counseling and holding workshops about planning, studying and learning methods are essential.

Keywords

Educational status Midwifery students Effective factors

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