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jalalvandi M, amirian P, tohidnia M, nemati kivenani A. Educational justice from the perspective of Kermanshah paramedical students in 2014. jmed. 2016; 11 (1) :51-60
URL: http://jmed.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-659-en.html
Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, School of Paramedicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences , Kermanshah , Iran , mtohidnia@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Equity in education is meant providing equal educational opportunities for students that often included the equality in professors' behaviors with their students. This form of justice can improve students' performance. So, considering the importance of educational equity and the its special position in medical education, this study was performed to investigate the situation of educational justice from the perspective of paramedical students in Kermanshah Faculty of Paramedical Sciences.

Methods: In this analytical cross-sectional study, which was performed by stratified sampling method in 2014, the required information was collected by educational justice questionnaire. The reliability and validity of this questionnaire was confirmed. Then, the data were analyzed using SPSS software (version 21) and Kruskal–Wallis test.

Results: The average score of education justice was 53/48 ± 15/24. A significant relationship was found between the average scores of students educational justice with gender and their field of study (P<0.05).

Conclusion: The research findings showed that the students' demographic characteristics are the influencing factors on the situation of education justice in Kermanshah Faculty of Paramedical Sciences. Therefore, the need to creating equal opportunities in education in a way that all students have access to the same facilities in the same environment, must be considered through the university and especially the professors.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Education
Received: 2016/01/12 | Accepted: 2016/04/5 | Published: 2016/07/3

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