Volume 24, Issue 165 (3-2018)                   RJMS 2018, 24(165): 9-21 | Back to browse issues page

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Mobaderi T, Roudbari M. Assessment of Students’ life skills in Iran University of Medical Sciences. RJMS. 2018; 24 (165) :9-21
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-4928-en.html
Professor, Antimicrobial Resistance Research Center, Rasoul-e-Akram Hospital, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Background: Many people have problems facing life difficulties and also are not able to sort out their life problems. These causes vulnerability and being exposed to psychological and behavioral disorders. These research aims at the life skills in students of Iran University of medical sciences (IUMS).
Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was held at IUMS in 2016-7. The target population was all IUMS students with the sample of 342. The sample was chose with stratified random sampling. The research questionnaire had 7 demographic and 142 multi choice questions which divided into 19 sub-scales. The multi choice questions were weighted 0 to 4 to analyze. For data analyses, the descriptive and analytic method such as independent t-test, ANOVA or their nonparametric versions, Chi-square test and correlations in SPSS version 22 were used. The significance level of tests were chosen to be 0.05.
Results: the mean of all sub-scale were more than 2 (the mean) and the total mean and SD were 2.5 and 0.15 respectively. The mean of women life skills in most sub-scales were more than men, but with no significant differences. The sub-scale means of (individual relations) (p=0.045) and (the skills related to use security points) (p=0.035) were significant between academic levels. Also, the sub-scale means of (skills related to human relations) (p=0.031) and (skill of solving problems) (p=0.040) were significant between university schools. Furthermore, there was no significant differences between accommodation and the marital status of the students, and the means of the life skills’ sub-scales, but the students who live in university accommodation had lower life skills mean than others. The age of the students had no strong and significant relationship with the students’ life skill.
Conclusion: The students are weak in some life skills and need suitable education. The male and single students need more life skills’ education than others.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Biostatistics

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