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ERIC Number: EJ775437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
Health Sciences Graduate Students' Perceptions of the Quality of their Supervision: A Measurement Scale
Bravo, Gina; Saint-Mleux, Julie; Dubois, Marie-France
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v37 n2 p69-88 2007
We developed and evaluated the G3S-SP, a scale measuring health sciences graduate students' perceptions of the quality of their supervision. The scale was developed from a literature review and existing questionnaires. Feedback from health sciences graduate students and supervisors led to a revised version of the scale that was mailed to 215 students enrolled in eight programs of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Sherbrooke. Analyses show that mean satisfaction scores differ significantly across programs (p=0.036), which supports the scale's discriminant validity. Factor analysis revealed a two-factor structure accounting for 84% of the variance. The first factor ([alpha]=0.88) assesses the supervisors' involvement in the design and conduct of the student's research project, while the second ([alpha]=0.76) refers to student-supervisor relationships. We conclude that the G3S-SP is a valuable tool to monitor health sciences graduate students' perception of the quality of their supervision and to identify areas that need improvement. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada