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What Qualities Do Medical Students Expect in an Effective Teacher: A Cross Sectional Study
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Volume 7, 2020
Issue 1 (March)
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Authors
[1]
Senura Perera, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia.
[2]
Tong Yue Fong, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia.
[3]
Jegenantha Balasubramaniam, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia.
[4]
Karen Kavita, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia.
Abstract
In an increasingly competitive world, education starting right from kindergarten to university has become an extremely important aspect of life. This is why it’s very important that we identify which characteristics make a teacher as efficient as possible. The objective of our study was to identify which characteristics medical students find most attractive in a teacher and to ascertain whether there are any differences in opinions on this among students of both genders, different age groups, years of study, ethnicities, household incomes and areas of residence. Methods: A questionnaire based cross-sectional study was carried out in Melaka Manipal Medical College, Malaysia. Questionnaires were self-administered to students in the Muar campus (Batches 37, 38) while an online questionnaire was sent to students in the Melaka campus. (Batches 34, 35, 36). Students had to fill in their batch, age, ethnicity, household income, area of residence. Then they had to rate 13 qualities of a teacher on a 5 point Likert scale. Data was collected and analyzed using Microsoft Excel 2007 and Epi Info™ software. Significance was results were ascertained using unpaired t test and ANOVA. Results: The results showed that the most important qualities of teacher as perceived by students in this study were communicating skills, enthusiasm regarding teaching and subject, and approachability Next up was pleasant personality, inspirational/motivational and knowledge of subject. The least favorable qualities were Past publications/Research and constructive criticism. There was a significant difference of scores given between male and female students and also between students who lived in urban and rural areas. In conclusion the results confirmed that there was a significant difference of opinion between male and female students with regard to what qualities make up an efficient teacher. There was a significant difference in opinion between students who live in urban areas and students who live in rural areas. There was no significant difference between students of different years of study, ethnicities and different household income. Students from families with higher household tended to expect more from teachers.
Keywords
Medical College, Medicine, Teachers, Lecturers, Education
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