ERIC Number: EJ1147023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Measuring Medical Students' Motivation to Learning Anatomy by Cadaveric Dissection
Abdel Meguid, Eiman M.; Khalil, Mohammed K.
Anatomical Sciences Education, v10 n4 p363-371 Jul-Aug 2017
Motivation and learning are inter-related. It is well known that motivating learners is clearly a complex endeavor, which can be influenced by the educational program and the learning environment. Limited research has been conducted to examine students' motivation as a method to assess the effectiveness of dissection in medical education. This study aimed to assess and analyze students' motivation following their dissection experience. A 29-item survey was developed based on the Attention, Relevance, Confidence, and Satisfaction model of motivation. Descriptive statistics were undertaken to describe students' motivation to the dissection experience. T-test and ANOVA were used to compare differences in motivational scores between gender and educational characteristics of students. Dissection activities appear to promote students' motivation. Gender difference was statistically significant as males were more motivated by the dissection experience than females. Comparison between students with different knowledge of anatomy was also significantly different. The study is an important step in the motivational design to improve students' motivation to learn. The outcome of this study provides guidance to the selection of specific strategies to increase motivation by generating motivational strategies/tactics to facilitate learning.
Descriptors: Medical Students, Learning Motivation, Anatomy, Laboratory Procedures, Student Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Scores, Gender Differences, Knowledge Level, Comparative Analysis, Attention, Relevance (Education), Self Esteem, Student Satisfaction, Motivation Techniques
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