:: Volume 13, Issue 12 (3-2014) ::
Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2014, 13(12): 1031-1039 Back to browse issues page
Graduate Students’ Satisfaction with Supervisory Performance in Thesis Process in University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation (USWR) in 2011-2012
Soheila Shahshahani , Samaneh Hoseinzadeh, Kianoosh Abdi, Akbar Mirjai Aghdam
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Introduction: This research was designed to determine the satisfaction level of postgraduate students of USWR with supervisory performance of supervisor and advisor in Thesis process in 1390-1391. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on postgraduate students of USWR who were preparing for thesis defense between 2011 October to 2012 June. Samples were selected through census. A researcher made questionnaire was completed by postgraduate students (n=106) who visited postgraduate office prior to their thesis defense. We used Kruskal-Wallis test, generalized linear model, chi2, and Fisher’s exact tests for data analysis. Results: The study showed that students’ satisfaction with their supervisors and advisors were at a high level. A statistically significant difference was observed between age (P= 0.022) and students’ academic level (P= 0.026) with their level of satisfaction with supervisors. We found statistically significant relationships between level of satisfaction with advisors considering age (P= 0.013), gender (P= 0.001), type of thesis (P= 0.018) and also type of school (P= 0.019). Conclusion: Although this research showed that students’ level of satisfaction with their supervisors and advisors of thesis project was at a high level in the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, but we should emphasis on empowering students̕ research capabilities.
Keywords: Satisfaction, supervision, postgraduate students, supervisor, advisor, thesis.
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Teacher Evaluation
Received: 2013/08/11 | Accepted: 2014/01/6 | Published: 2014/02/26

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