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Zilundu, Prince L. M.; Chibhabha, Fidelis; Yu, Guangyin; Fu, Rao; Zhou, Li-Hua – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2022
Medical students' motivation and study strategies are crucial in determining academic performance. This study aimed to assess the motivation and learning strategies of medical students as well as their association with performance in anatomy examinations. The Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire, two focus group discussions, and…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Anatomy
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Abdel Meguid, Eiman M.; Smith, Claire F.; Meyer, Amanda J. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2020
Students' motivation is a vital determinant of academic performance that is influenced by the learning environment. This study aimed to assess and analyze the motivation subscales between different cohorts (chiropractic, dental, medical) of anatomy students (n = 251) and to investigate if these subscales had an effect on the students' anatomy…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Medical Students, Anatomy, Dentistry
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Fournier, Kimberly A.; Couret, Jannelle; Ramsay, Jason B.; Caulkins, Joshua L. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2017
Large enrollment foundational courses are perceived as "high stakes" because of their potential to act as barriers for progression to the next course or admittance to a program. The nature of gateway courses makes them ideal settings to explore the relationship between anxiety, pedagogical interventions, and student performance. Here,…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Large Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Pizzimenti, Marc A.; Axelson, Rick D. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2015
In courses with large enrollment, faculty members sometimes struggle with an understanding of how individual students are engaging in their courses. Information about the level of student engagement that instructors would likely find most useful can be linked to: (1) the learning strategies that students are using; (2) the barriers to learning…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning Strategies, Anatomy, Medical Students