Educational Motivation and its Relationship with some Factors among the Students of Golestan University of Medical Sciences


Ghanbar Rouhi 1 , * , Seyyed Abedin Hoseini 1 , Mohammad Taghi Badeleh 1 , Hosein Rahmani 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Rouhi G, Hoseini S A , Badeleh M T , Rahmani H . Educational Motivation and its Relationship with some Factors among the Students of Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2008 ; 4(2):e58508.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 4 (2); e58508
Published Online: January 25, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 23, 2017
Accepted: October 23, 2007




Background & Objective: Human resources and their education is the core of development in
different fields and motivation is the driving engine of learning .Since changing in learner's
behavior needs to assess motivation related factors and their efficacy, This research was aimed to
study some factors affecting on students motivation in Golestan University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: In 2006 this descriptive-analytic study was carried out on the students (n=535) who have
at least passed one semester of clinical training course. Data were collected by the Situational
Motivation Scale (SIMS) and a researcher made questionnaire dealing with the related factors (the
students' welfare office, college education, educational and therapeutic center and career prospects)
which its validity and reliability was approved.
Results: Among 474 participated subjects (response rate 88.6%), 73.2% are females, no one was
totally unmotivated and most of them (52.5%) are motivated. There were direct, weak and
significant relationships between educational motivation and four related factors (P=0.001) but it is
not true for gender and field of study. The least correlation factor (r=0.14) is related to educational
and therapeutic center and the most to college education (r=0.24)
Conclusion: In spite of the significant correlation between motivation and four related factors and
below moderate motivation in 46.9% of the students, we suggest universities' educational
authorities to pay enough attention to these points, Although the career prospect is out of
universities areas of responsibility and it seeks a great national attempt.


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