Investigating the Attitude of Medical Students about Cultural Activities
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the attitude of medical students of Babol University of Medical Sciences about cultural activities and their participation rate.Methods: This research is a descriptive-survey method. The statistical population of the present study included all medical students of Babol University of Medical Sciences in the academic year 2015-16. According to the data obtained from the university's statistics center, the statistical population is 1496 people. The sample is 310 people using the Morgan table. Sampling method is stratified random. Data collection tool is a researcher made questionnaire. To determine the initial reliability before the extensive implementation, the questionnaire was performed on 30 students of the colleges in a completely randomized way. The reliability of this study was 0.86 using Cronbach's alpha.Findings: There is a significant relationship between the age of medical students in cultural programs and their attitude about cultural programs. There is a significant difference between the gender of medical students in cultural programs and their attitude about cultural programs. There is a significant difference between the educational level in cultural programs and their attitude about cultural programs. Also, there was a significant difference between the level of participation and attitude of students towards cultural activities of students of Babol University of Medical Sciences.Conclusion: In a general summary of the results of the study, students have a positive view and a suitable approach to the cultural and artistic activities carried out at the university, which increases participation, creativity and spontaneity.
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