Volume 14, Issue 1 (Spring 2019)                   jmed 2019, 14(1): 14-25 | Back to browse issues page

DOI: 10.18502/jmed.v14i1.681

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Introduction: The presence in the classroom is closely linked to academic achievement and the prevention of student academic failure. This is while students are unwilling to attend class today. Therefore, study was conducted to determine the effective factors in their absence from the theoretical classes from the viewpoint of faculty members and students of Paramedical Sciences Faculty.
Methods: : In this descriptive-analytical study, 38 faculty members of Paramedical Sciences Faculty of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and 447 students was participated The data gathering tool was a researcher-made questionnaire that it was included two parts of demographic information and attendance factors in the class including 25 questions in the faculty' questionnaire and 27 questions in the students' questionnaire and in the four areas of teacher, the student, the physical environment and  the content of course which were based on Likert scale.  The content validity of the questionnaire was evaluated after reviewing the relevant scientific texts and by qualified professors in this area and reliability of the questionnaire was calculated by Cronbach's alpha. Data were analyzed using SPSS18 software and descriptive tests.
Result: The professors and students participating in this study were with an average age of (43.16 ± 9.39) and (21.64 ± 1.21). According to the opinion of faculty members and students, the most important factors were the teacher's teaching and mastery (73.7%) and (46.6%), respectively,  The least importance was attached to environmental factors such as light (7.9%) and heat (13.2%).
Conclusion: One of the most important reasons for the effective presence of students in theoretical classes is the positive qualities of professors, As a result, they can improve their teaching methods, raise their level of science, and create an appropriate relationship with students so interested them present in the classroom.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Education
Received: 2018/10/3 | Accepted: 2018/11/21 | Published: 2019/04/27