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:: Volume 25, Issue 2 (summer 2015) ::
MEDICAL SCIENCES 2015, 25(2): 151-156 Back to browse issues page
The knowledge of Islamic Azad University Tehran Medical Branch students to their educational major at the time of entrance to the university
Farhad Adhami Moghadam1 , Mohammad Sahebalzamani 2, Mojgan Tabatabaee Jamarani3 , Hojjatollah Farahani4 , Najimeh Aghababagoli5
1- Ophthalmologist, Subspecialty of Oculoplasty, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Tehran, Iran
2- PhD of Educational Management, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Tehran, Iran , m_szamani@yahoo.com
3- in Nursing Education, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Tehran, Iran
4- PhD of Psychometrics, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Tehran, Iran
5- in Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Tehran, Iran
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Background: One of the most critical choices of students is to choose a university major. Lack of knowledge, towards the major causes a mismatch between the career prospects and their needs and expectations. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the knowledge of Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch students to their educational major at the time of ثntrance to university.
 Materials and methods: This descriptive study was conducted on 501 medical and non-medical fisherman students of Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch, whom were selected by relative stratified random sampling technique. Data gathering tool was a questionnaire which consisted of two sections, including demographic information and questions to measure students’ knowledge.
 Results: The mean and standard diversion of students’ knowledge was 5.48 and 3.60, respectively. Students’ knowledge was high in 30.3%, moderate in 40.5% and low in 29.1%. The study showed that the increase in educational levels directly correlate with the knowledge. This means that with an increase in educational levels, the knowledge increases. The highest rank of knowledge, based on the educational levels, was related to professional doctoral degree with mean rating of 342.17, and the least knowledge was related to the Bachelor's degree mean rate of 136.32.
Conclusion: The findings indicated that most of students had moderate knowledge about their major at arrival to college. Therefore, it is suggested that the students have consultation about their major by schools, media, families, and… in order the students know more about their majors before entering university.
Keywords: Knowledge, Educational major, Students.
Keywords: Knowledge, Educational major, Students
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Semi-pilot: Survey/Cross Sectional/Descriptive | Subject: Educational management
Received: 2015/06/16 | Accepted: 2015/06/16 | Published: 2015/06/16
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Adhami Moghadam F, Sahebalzamani M, Tabatabaee Jamarani M, Farahani H, Aghababagoli N. The knowledge of Islamic Azad University Tehran Medical Branch students to their educational major at the time of entrance to the university. MEDICAL SCIENCES 2015; 25 (2) :151-156
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Volume 25, Issue 2 (summer 2015) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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