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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2009, 9(1): 79-84 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship between Academic Motivation and Academic Achievement in Medical Students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Samaneh Firouznia , Alireza Yousefi, Gholamreza Ghassemi
, sfirooznia@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Despite their ascribed intellectual ability and achieved academic pursuits, medical students’ academic achievement is influenced by academic motivation. This study is an endeavor to examine the role of academic motivation in the academic achievement of medical students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Methods: In this cross-sectional correlational study, out of the total 422 medical students, from 4th to final year during the academic year 2007-08, at school of medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, 344 participated in completion of the Inventory of School Motivation(ISM), comprising of 43 items and measuring 8 aspects of motivation. The gold standard for academic achievement was their average academic marks at pre-clinical and clinical levels. Data were computer analyzed, using SPSS 15.1 and running a couple of descriptive and analytical tests including Pearson Correlation and t-student. Results: Higher motivation scores in areas of competition, effort, social concern, and task was accompanied by higher average marks at pre-clinical as well as clinical levels. However, the later ones showed greater motivation for social power as compared to the former group. Task and Competition motivation for boys was higher than girls. Conclusion: In view of our observations, students' academic achievement requires coordination and interaction between different aspects of motivation.
Keywords: Academic achievement, Academic motivation, Basic sciences, Clinical course
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Received: 2009/07/7 | Accepted: 2011/08/7 | Published: 2009/08/15
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Firouznia S, Yousefi A, Ghassemi G. The Relationship between Academic Motivation and Academic Achievement in Medical Students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2009; 9 (1) :79-84
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