ALI NOORAFSHAN; SAEEDEH POURAHMAD; MOHAMMAD MAHDI SAGHEB; ALI DEHGHANINAZHVANI; ALI DEHSHAHRI; MANIJEH ABDOLLAHI; ZEYNAB MOHEBBI; ZAHRA KESHTKARAN; AFSANEH AHMADI; SOMAYEH KAVOUSIPOUR; FARIBA FARAHMAND; HAMIDREZA KHORRAMI; ROBABEH SOLTANI; SAIED KARBALAY DOUST
Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2014, , Pages 176-182
Introduction: The present study aimed to find an appropriate method toinform senior high school students to correctly select their academic field ofstudy and their intentions.Methods: ...
Introduction: The present study aimed to find an appropriate method toinform senior high school students to correctly select their academic field ofstudy and their intentions.Methods: This is a descriptive-analytic and cross-sectional study. A verifiedquestionnaire was given to a total of 2600 students selected by stratified random sampling method (ten different colleges and entrance year from the 1st to 4th are considered as the strata). The position of the present field of study (major) among the list of the fields in the entrance exam was asked. The students’ methods of familiarity with different fields of study in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), the reasons for their selection, the students’ motivation and insistence on studying in the same field and university were asked in the questionnaire. Data were analyzed using independent two samples t-test, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Chi-Square test.Results: The most significant references for university field selection were high school teachers, the students' parents and the adjacency of university to one's living place. Also, the results revealed the good reputation of SUMS in the first year and its downward trend during the following years. 59.4% of the 1st year students were satisfied with their field of study and SUMS. 31.8% were satisfied with the university but not with their fields of study. 6.4% were dissatisfied with the university but not with their fields of study. 2% of the students were dissatisfied with both their fields of study and university. Dissatisfaction with SUMS and field of study increased little by little so that the results obtained among the students who had entered the university earlier (in the 4th year of their study) showed nearly 16.3% dissatisfaction with both the university and the study fields .Conclusion: The methods for introducing the university are recommended tobe revised.Keywords: Medical student, Intention, Satisfaction