ERIC Number: EJ1016956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Medical Students' Participation in and Perception of Unprofessional Behaviors: Comparison of Preclinical and Clinical Phases
Kulac, Esin; Sezik, Mekin; Asci, Halil; Doguc, Duygu K.
Advances in Physiology Education, v37 n4 p298-302 Dec 2013
We aimed to compare reported observations, participation in, and perceptions of unprofessional behaviors across preclinical and clinical medical students using a 23-item questionnaire that asked participants whether they witnessed or participated in the behavior and considered it unprofessional. Overall, 111 preclinical ("year 3") and 104 clinical ("year 4") students responded. For all of the behaviors, significant positive correlations were present between participation and affirmative perceptions. Participation rates for several unprofessional behaviors (14 of 23 items) were higher in the clinical phase. Clinical students more frequently perceived unprofessional behaviors as appropriate (17 of 23 items) compared with preclinical students. In conclusion, both preclinical and clinical medical students in our setting commonly witness unprofessional behaviors. Clinical students participate in and tend to rationalize these behaviors more frequently than preclinical students do.
Descriptors: Student Participation, Student Attitudes, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Professional Identity, Clinical Experience, Questionnaires, Correlation, Negative Attitudes, Observation, Pretests Posttests, Moral Values, Foreign Countries, Medical Students
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