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Bakhshi H, Mirjalili N S, Kazemizadeh Z, Iranmanesh F, Estabragh E R. The effective factors of learning motivation from the viewpoints of dental students of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences. jdm. 2018; 31 (1) :49-57
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1- Msc Degree in Medical & Nursing Education, Educator of Medical Education, Educational Department Center (EDC), Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran
2- Msc Degree in Medical&Surgical Nursing, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran
3- Associated Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran
4- Dental Student, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran
Abstract:   (434 Views)
Background and Aims: Despite their ascribed intellectual ability and achieved academic pursuits, the dental student’s academic achievement is influenced by learning motivation. This study in an Endeavour aimed to examine the learning motivation factors of dental students of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-cross sectional study, 120 dental students completed the questionnaire which comprised of 33 questions regarding intrinsic and exogenic motivational factors. Demographic factors (gender, marital and native status, employment year of study) were examined. Data were analyzed by SPSS17 software. Descriptive and analytical statistical methods (t-test, Pearson correlation and ANOVA statistical tests) were used.
Results: The mean of the achieved scores in the domains of learning motivation was 2.98±0.32 out of 5,which was considered as moderate level. Comparing the means of the intrinsic (3.16±0.48) and exogenic
(2.82±0.44) domains showed significant differences (P<0.05). Correlation between the intrinsic motivation domain and elements of exogenic motivation domain with academic achievement were not significant (P=0.62). Total score of Intrinsic and exogenic motivation is higher in male and non-native students.
Conclusion: Educational motivation of Rafsanjan dental students was moderate. In learning, intrinsic motivational factor was more than exogenic factors in male students.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: general
Received: 2018/06/18 | Accepted: 2018/06/18 | Published: 2018/06/18

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