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Students' Viewpoints On Professor's Performance, Method Of Selection, Description Of Duties And The Extent Of Responsibilities


avatar Saeed Hajiaghajani 1 , * , avatar Raheb Ghorbani 2 , avatar Mohammad Sadegh Jenabi 3 , avatar Masoomeh Saberian 4

1 Faculty Member of Medical Education & Nursing, Head of Educational Development center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences.

2 Faculty Member of Statistics, Research Director, Semnan University of Medical Sciences.

3 Faculty Member of Speech therapy, Semnan University of Medical Sciences.

4 Faculty Member of Nursing, Educational Development Center, 5emnan University of Medical Sciences.

How to Cite: Hajiaghajani S, Ghorbani R, Sadegh Jenabi M, Saberian M. Students' Viewpoints On Professor's Performance, Method Of Selection, Description Of Duties And The Extent Of Responsibilities. J Med Edu. 2002;2(1):e104981.
doi: 10.22037/jme.v2i1.893.


Journal of Medical Education: 2 (1); e104981
Published Online: April 04, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 04, 2009
Accepted: April 04, 2009


Background Universities have a crucial responsibility in training the students and to achieve this goal, provision of consultation and guidance is indispensable. In this way, students will be assisted to overcome difficulties improve self-awareness and independent decision-making.Methods In this cross-sectional study 275students (205 female, 70 male), studying for an MD or a BS, or a college degree participated, for whom guiding professors were assigned from different departments. The  students completed  a  45-item questionnaire including queries  on  demographic,  performance of guiding professors, how they are selected by the students, and description of their responsibilities and the expectations of the students from them. To ensure the validity and reliability of the questionnaires, content validity test and  re-test method were used and the students were then asked to pass their comments using "x"  marks in front of each question. Results were analysed using SPSS software and Chi-square at the · level of 5%.Results Our study showed that 64% of the students had referred to guiding professors individually of whom 59.1% were seeking educational consultation; 86.9% were "eager" or "relatively eager" to refer to guiding professors individually. Of all participitant, 57.5% expected their guiding professors in the same educational field, and 53.5% of them preferred guiding professors to be selected for freshmen by the students of the final year of the same educational field Help of guiding professor in educational, familial and social economic problems was preferred by 63.3% of students.Conclusion Qur study indicated that guiding professors have been able to solve students' problems to a great extent.


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