Strength of Students’ Motivation in Public and Private Dental Colleges
Background: Willingness to sacrifice, readiness to start and persistence are the key elements of students’ for pursing their career in any field they opted.
Objective: To determine changes in the strength of students’ motivation of first year dental students in public and private dental college in first six months of 1st year training using Strength Motivational Measuring Scale.
Study type, settings & duration: A comparative study was conducted at a private and public dental college of Karachi from December 2017 to May 2018.
Methodology: Two sets of same questionnaire was administered in the first month and then after six month of 1st year dental students of both public and private dental college for identifying the changes in strength of students’ motivation.
Results: Out of 150 students, 106 participated in the study. Strength of students’ motivation dropped in both private and public dental college from 17.16±3.91 to 15.47±4.94 in first six month of the first year training. In fact, drop in the mean difference from first to six month of strength of student motivation of public dental college was even greater (2.80±7.31) than the private dental college (1.39±3.92). Our study also indicates that the mean difference in strength of motivation in female students was dropped more 2.04±6.03 as compared to male students 0.28±5.03 in the first six months of their dental education.
Conclusion: Strength of students motivation drops within six months of first of year of training. Stakeholder should take appropriate measures for maintaining and improving students’ motivation for producing .......
(1) Department of Medical Education, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Karachi.
(2) Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery2, Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry, Karachi.
(3) Department of Public Health, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Karachi.
(4) Department of Medical Education, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Karachi.
(5) Department of Medical Education, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Karachi.
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