Comparison of Self and Students' Evaluation of academic advisor’s educational in Arak University of Medical Sciences in 2010


Akram Bayati 1 , Mohsen Shamsi 2 , *

1 Master science nursing. Arak University of Medical Science department of nursing, Iran

2 Master science health education. Arak University of medical Science School of health, Iran

How to Cite: Bayati A , Shamsi M . Comparison of Self and Students' Evaluation of academic advisor’s educational in Arak University of Medical Sciences in 2010, Educ Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 1(1):e77182.


Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 1 (1); e77182
Published Online: May 06, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 17, 2011
Accepted: April 20, 2012


Introduction: Students and faculty members are two key elements of evaluation so the use of both views com help better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the learning and teaching processes Therefore this study aimed To compare Self and Students' Evaluation of academic advisors, performance in Arak University of Medical Sciences.

Methods: This is an analytical and cross-sectional study that was carried out on 32 student advisors and 400 medical students currently studying and passing at least one semester of study in the university. Data collection using questionnaires included demographic information ,evaluation of advisors regarding how to interact and communicate with students and monitor problems in the field of counseling - individual and family counseling in the future career of students according to their views and assessment of students faculty advisor Finally, data were analyzed using t tests and ANOVA .

Results: In the present study mean score of self-assessment for faculty advisors was 74.33±16.6, and the average student evaluation score was 43.66±11.52, which showed a significant difference (p-value<0/001).There were no relationships between gender, history of academic rank and faculty advisor at the University teaching and student evaluation score (p-value>0/05). However, there was a significant differences between having executive position and students evaluation scores (p-value<0/001).

Conclusion: The findings showed that providing consultation and guidance by counselors has not been satisfactory for the students. Retraining workshops to promote awareness, attitude and skills of faculty advisors is recommended.


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