Comparison of nursing and midwifery students�?¢�?�?��?�?� perceptions of the educational environment | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Comparison of nursing and midwifery students�?¢�?�?��?�?� perceptions of the educational environment

Author(s):Hassanian Zahra Marzieh and Oshvandi Khodayar

Educational environment is an extremely essential part on students’ learning and educational activity. Perception of educational environment influences student learning and educational outcomes. Learning is situated within a given environment and cannot be dissociated from the context in which it occurs .The DREEM (Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure) questionnaire is an essential instrument for measuring educational environment. The aim of the study was to compare nursing and midwifery students’ perceptions of through academic years about educational environment. A cross-sectional study was conducted with nursing and midwifery students in Hamadan Nursing and Midwifery Faculty. In this study 308 students including 249 nursing and 59 midwifery students were participated. The Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure questionnaire was applied. 79.65% of participants were nursing students and 20.4% midwifery students. The highest average perception of the education climate was 21.87 as to second nursing semester students. The findings showed that the perception of the lower levels students in regarding learning, instructors, self-studentship, climate of the faculty subcategories had significant difference than high-year students, and in self-social subcategory data showed that there is no significant difference between the perceptions of the students in different academic years. Students in the first, second, third and fourth years had different perceptions towards school environment. It is required that pay more attention to nursing and midwifery education climate and improve the learning environment and educational programs, and pay special attention to the difficulties in third and fourth years nursing and midwifery students.

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