Paper Information

Journal:   RESEARCH IN MEDICAL EDUCATION   WINTER 2016 , Volume 7 , Number 4; Page(s) 3 To 12.
 
Paper: 

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FUTURISM AND EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN MEDICAL SCIENCES OF SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY: MEDIATION ROLE OF GOAL ORIENTATION

 
DOI: 

10.18869/acadpub.rme.7.4.3

 
Author(s):  TORKZADE J.*, KESHAVARZI F.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING, SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY, SHIRAZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: futurism as a feature effects on students goal orientation and academic performance. Universities have a significant role in nurturing and developing this character. Therefore, aim of this study is to examine the relationship between Futurism and academic performance considering the role of goal orientation as a mediator.
Methods: This study was an analytic – descriptive, correlation research. The population included all students in Medical Sciences of Shiraz University that the research sample consists of 197 students of Medical Sciences of Shiraz University in 2014 which were selected by random sampling method. Research tools consist of future assessing questionnaire and goal orientation questionnaire. Content validity was favorably and Component reliability futurism was (72.0) and goal orientation was (74.0). Then, data were analysed using analysis method based on Baron and Kenny And SPSS software.
Results: The results showed that Student’s futurism predicts significantly their educational performance (F=6.240, p>0.0001). Components of futurism have significant effect on performance-approach goal orientation (F=4.787, p>0.0001), Also the goal orientation variables such as performance-approach (B=0.33, p>0.0001) and mastery-approach (B=0.37, p>0.0001) predict significantly the degree of student’s educational performance.
Conclusion: According to these results, futurism and having a positive attitude about the future have important role in goal orientation because motivation that is created in a person's attitude to the future is meant to predict the future goals at the moment and of course increases trying to get a high-performance and conse quentry promote of education.

 
Keyword(s): FUTURISM, GOAL ORIENTATION, ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, MEDIATING, STUDENTS, MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
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