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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2015, 15 - : 427-437 Back to browse issues page
Educational Climate Measurement Tools in Medical Sciences Universities: A Review Article
Fatemeh Hajihosseini, Meimenat Hosseini, Ahmadreza Baghestani
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Introduction: Educational climate is one of the most important factors affecting achievement and satisfaction of students and determining their behavior. Measuring educational climate is necessary for reforming and idealizing educational environment. The purpose of this study was to introduce educational climate measurement tools and their subscales and application in medical sciences universities. Methods: In this review study, the data was collected by searching of online databases, such as Google Scholar, Science Direct, SID, Iran Medex, Magiran, ProQuest, Scopus, PubMed and Web of Science. Key words such as educational climate, educational environment, educational climate measurement tools, educational environment measurement tools, medical education, and medical Sciences universities were used separately and in combination to obtain the relevant researches without time limitation. After analysis and duplicates removal, common educational climate measurement tools in medical sciences universities were introduced and classified in terms of subscales and applications. Results: Twenty-five most common educational climate measurement tools in medical sciences universities along with subscales were introduced and classified in three groups in terms of application: diagnosis, comparison, and evaluation. Conclusion: Some of the most common educational climate measurement tools in medical sciences universities are somewhat similar in their full or abbreviated names. In addition, some of these tools are designed for specific disciplines and not applicable to all medical fields. Therefore, when choosing a tool, researchers should take a number of points into account such as the name, similarities and specialty of that tool.
Keywords: Educational climate, educational environment, Educational climate measurement tools, Medical Sciences Universities.
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Type of Study: Review article | Subject: Program Evaluation
Received: 2015/06/20 | Accepted: 2015/09/15 | Published: 2015/12/20

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