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Roohi G, Asayesh H, Bathai S A, Shouri Bidgoli A R, Badeleh M T, Rahmani H. The relationship between self-efficacy and academic motivation among students of medical sciences . jmed. 2013; 8 (1) :45-51
URL: http://jmed.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-100-en.html
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Introduction: self-efficacy is referred to individual's beliefs about their abilities to learn and doing significant tasks in life. This study aims to determine the relationship between self-efficacy and academic motivation in a group of medical sciences' students.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study 275 students of Golestan University of Medical Sciences (GOUMS) were selected using stratified random sampling method. A questionnaire consists of questions regarding demographic, academic motivation, and self-efficacy beliefs were used to collect data. Pearson correlation coefficients, independent T-Test and one way ANOVA were applied on the data.

Results: The average of students’ academic motivation was 30.3±4.0. 50.2 percent of students had self-efficacy higher than average. Self-efficacy had significant correlation with intrinsic motivation sub-scale (r=0.196, P=0.001) and total score of academic motivation scale (r=0.155, P=0.01). There were no significant correlations between self-efficacy and extrinsic motivation (r=0.054, P=0.376) and motivation sub-scale (r=0.104, P=0.08). There was no significant difference between two genders in self-efficacy.

Conclusion: Improvement in self-efficacy of medical sciences' students could improve their motivation.


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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Education
Received: 2012/08/4 | Accepted: 2013/01/26 | Published: 2013/06/15

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