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Post graduate students’ viewpoint on research self-efficacy . RJMS 2015; 22 (134) :68-75
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3924-en.html
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Background: Students’ research belief has important influence on their avoiding or doing an investigation. The aim of this study was the comparison of MSc and PhD students’ viewpoints in regard to‎‎ research self-efficacy.

Methods: This descriptive-cross sectional study was conducted in 2013 on 140 MSc and PhD students in Tehran University of Medical Sciences, using simple random sampling. Sample size was determined by a pilot study and calculating sample variance. Data collection tool was standardized self-administered research self-efficacy questionnaire. Statistical analysis of data was done by using SPSS- 17 software as well as independent T-test for comparison. The 7 items of the questionnaire included statistical and analytical, conceptualization, method and implementation, qualitative research, writing report, skills and proficiency and ethics.

Results: Significant difference was observed between MSc and PhD students’ viewpoints regarding statistical and analytical, conceptualization, method and implementation, qualitative research, report writing and skills and proficiencies of self-efficacy scales (p=0.008, p<0.001). But no significant difference was observed in ethics scales (p=0.176).

Conclusion: PhD students as compared to Msc students had more positive viewpoint in regard to research self-efficacy.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: medical education

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