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Journal:   HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL   FALL 2010 , Volume 14 , Number 3; Page(s) 235 To 241.
 
Paper: 

ATTITUDE OF BANDAR-ABBAS MEDICAL UNIVERSITY FACULTY MEMBERS ABOUT THEIR ASSESSMENT BY THE SCHOLARS

 
 
Author(s):  AGHAMOLAEI T., JAVADPOUR S.*, ABEDINI S.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY, MEDICAL SCHOOL, HORMOZGAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, BANDAR ABBAS, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: One of the common ways to assess the quality of educational activity of teachers, is assessment of them by students. The main goal of assessment is to inform them about efficiency of their activity in order to reduce their weaknesses and improve the quality of their work. The aim of this study was to find out attitude of academic members of Bandar-Abbas medical university, about their assessment by students, and effect of the results on their educational activity.
Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, opinion of 71 faculty members about assessment of themselves by students was investigated. Data collection was by means of a researcher-made questionnaire with acceptable reliability and validity. Data were analyzed using SPSS software.
Results: Only 28.2 % of the academic members believed that the students answer correctly, and the validity of the assessment results is intermediate according to 56.3% of opinions. About 66.2% of them believed that the students were not well explained about the assessments. The impact of assessment results on their educational activities was high, intermediate and low in 23.9%, 46.5% and 29.6% of academic members, respectively. Only 8.5% and 47.9% of the faculty members believed that the students answers to the questions is with high and intermediate responsibility, respectively.
Conclusion: Based on the results, most of the faculty members believed on weakness of the assessment process by students. However, they believe on necessity of assessment and that it should be revised by experts.

 
Keyword(s): ASSESSMENT, ATTITUDE, STUDENTS
 
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