Relationship between Academic Self-efficacy and Motivation among Medical Science StudentsCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Fatemeh Sharififard,
Instructor, School of Paramedical, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom-009825, Iran.
Introduction: Academic motivation and its underlying factors have long been the major concern of educational institutions. Self-efficacy has been a key factor contributing to academic motivation, the studentsâ€™ interest, and their academic performance.
Aim: To investigate the relationship between academic self-efficacy and academic motivation among medical science students in Iran.
Materials and Methods: In the present study 264 undergraduate nursing students at Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran, were selected through a random sampling method. Data were gathered through academic motivation and academic self-efficacy questionnaires and analysed using multiple regression and descriptive statistical analysis.
Results: The mean score of the academic motivation and self-efficacy of students was 145.30Â±21.40 and 179.46Â±47.44, respectively. The results of a stepwise-regression analysis showed out of classroom performance as well as semester level explained 19% of the variance in the motivation.
Conclusion: Based on the findings of the study, confidence in academic performance out of the classroom resulted in studentsâ€™ success. Such performance seems to encourage the student to believe in their abilities and their self-efficacy and be more academically motivated.
Academic motivation, Academic performance, Medical education
Date of Submission: Jun 30, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Aug 09, 2017
Date of Acceptance: May 18, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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