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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2013, 13(6): 489-497 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship between Students’ Satisfaction with Major, Mental Health and Academic Achievement in Arak University of Medical Sciences
Zohreh Anbari, Hamidreza Jamilian , Mohamad Rafiee, Mahin Qomi, Zahra Moslemi
, jamilian.hr@arakmu.ac.ir
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Introduction: Attention to students’ major satisfaction and mental health is important in promoting their learning and academic achievement. This study aims to investigate the relationship between satisfaction with major, mental health and academic achievement among students in Arak University of Medical Sciences in 2012. Methods: In this descriptive-correlation study, relationship between satisfaction with major and mental health and academic achievement of 403 students in Arak University of Medical Sciences was assessed. Students were selected through stratified random sampling method from schools of Paramedics, Nursing and Medicine. Data were collected through the standard general health questionnaire (GHQ28) and a researcher-made questionnaire on major satisfaction. Data were analyzed using independent T-test and Spearman test. Results: Students’ mean score of satisfaction with their major was 61.16 ± 12.38 (out of 90) which was interpreted as about average. Their general health score was 26.36± 10.65 that showed a mild psychological distress. There was no significant relationship between major satisfaction and mental health and academic improvement (p=.22, r=-.061) but there was a significant negative relationship between academic achievement with satisfaction (p=0.024, r=-0.113) and mental health (p=0.001, r=-0.166). Conclusion: It is important that special attention be paid to the role of supervisors, student counseling centers, students’ academic achievement monitoring, identification and provision of the services needed for students at risk, and participation of their families.
Keywords: Mental Health, Academic Improvement, Satisfaction of Field Study, Medical Sciences Students, General Health
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Received: 2013/01/16 | Accepted: 2013/08/28 | Published: 2013/08/28
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Anbari Z, Jamilian H, Rafiee M, Qomi M, Moslemi Z. The Relationship between Students’ Satisfaction with Major, Mental Health and Academic Achievement in Arak University of Medical Sciences. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2013; 13 (6) :489-497
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