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Article: Quality of life and motivation to learn: A study of medical students

TitleQuality of life and motivation to learn: A study of medical students
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Issue Date2010
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Issues In Educational Research, 2010, v. 20 n. 3, p. 244-256 How to Cite?
AbstractThere is growing literature in the area of medical students' quality of life. As far as we know, no qualitative studies have investigated the links between students' quality of life issues and their motivation to learn. The key question that drove the present study was: Is there a correlation between students' quality of life and their motivation to learn? Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to explore links between quality of life and motivation to learn. Data was gathered from medical students studying in years four (n = 6) and five (n = 13). Employing two focus groups a small group diagnostic process was used to ascertain levels of consensus around certain important areas. Student commentaries revealed some interesting and thought provoking insights. The year four students uniformly (100% agreement) experienced sleep problems and felt anxious and uncertain in the clinical setting. The year five students' consistently (100% agreement) cited problems associated with pain, injury and sleep deprivation. Moreover, they regularly felt that clinicians would perceive them as 'weak' if they took time off. These findings have pastoral and academic implications for community and university management, educators, student service personnel, and students.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144476
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.173
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dc.contributor.authorHenning, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorKrägeloh, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHawken, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDoherty, Ien_HK
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dc.description.abstractThere is growing literature in the area of medical students' quality of life. As far as we know, no qualitative studies have investigated the links between students' quality of life issues and their motivation to learn. The key question that drove the present study was: Is there a correlation between students' quality of life and their motivation to learn? Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to explore links between quality of life and motivation to learn. Data was gathered from medical students studying in years four (n = 6) and five (n = 13). Employing two focus groups a small group diagnostic process was used to ascertain levels of consensus around certain important areas. Student commentaries revealed some interesting and thought provoking insights. The year four students uniformly (100% agreement) experienced sleep problems and felt anxious and uncertain in the clinical setting. The year five students' consistently (100% agreement) cited problems associated with pain, injury and sleep deprivation. Moreover, they regularly felt that clinicians would perceive them as 'weak' if they took time off. These findings have pastoral and academic implications for community and university management, educators, student service personnel, and students.en_HK
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