Abstract
Background: The educational environment is an essential component of student learning. Study of the educational environment is crucial to provision of a learning quality, student-centered program for nursing and midwifery fields. 
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the associations between baccalaureate nursing and midwifery students' perceptions of educational environment (SPEE) and grade point average (GPA), and comparison between students of nursing and midwifery field. 
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Hamadan Nursing and Midwifery Faculty. In this study, 249 nursing and 59 midwifery students participated. The study period lasted 12 months. We used an Iranian -language version of the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) questionnaire to measure nursing and midwifery students' perceptions of the educational environment. The data analysis was performed using descriptive statistic, Pearson’s coefficient, Spearman's coefficient, and independent t-test through the SPSS version 16. P-value less than 0.05 were considered statistically significant.
Results: There was significant difference in nursing and midwifery students in perceptions of learning (SPL) (p=0.0001), perceptions of Teaching (SPT) (p=0.009), Academic self-perceptions (SASP) (p=0.005) and perceptions of educational environment. There was correlation between categories’ perceptions of teaching and GPA (p=0.016), academic self-perceptions and GPA (p=0.001). Moreover, there was correlation between perceptions of educational environment and GPA (p=0.028).
Conclusion: Although there was significant difference in nursing and midwifery students in perceptions of the educational environment, there was straight correlation between the educational environment and GPA, and there is opportunity for development of the educational environment. As the discipline of nursing education advances, there is need to develop the learning environment in areas of perceptions of teaching and academic self-perceptions, to build an effective learning environment for attaining better GPA, which addresses nursing educational managers and considers items beyond college, like social topics. Furthermore, it requires studying the effect of the learning environment on educational outcome in Iranian nursing and midwifery faculties.

 

 
Keywords: Educational environment; Grade point average; Midwifery; Nursing

 

» HTML Fulltext    » PDF Fulltext    » doi: 10.19082/7107

Current Issue

July-September 2019 (Volume 11, Issue 3)


 

Previous Issue

In the second issue of the journal Electronic Physician for 2019, we have several papers including four Randomized Controlled Trials, a model development study, a case report, an editorial, a letter to editor (LTE), and several original research including two studies with qualitative approach. Authors of this issue are from nine countries: Iran, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, India, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Jordan. Read more...


 

The 6th World Conference on Research Integrity (WCRI) is to be held on June 2-5, 2019 in Hong Kong.

The WCRI is the largest and most significant international conference on research integrity. Since the first conference in Lisbon in 2007, it has given researchers, teachers, funding agencies, government officials, journal editors, senior administrators, and research students opportunities to share experiences and to discuss and promote integrity in research. Read more:


 

TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

Call for applications

Deadline for submission: 7 March 2019, 16:00 (GMT)

TDR provides fellowships for early- to mid-career researchers and clinical trial staff (e.g. clinicians, pharmacists, medical statisticians, data managers, other health researchers) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to learn how to conduct clinical trials. Read more:


Meta-Analysis Workshops in New York, USA, and London, UK, in April and May 2019

Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to learn how to perform and report a Meta-analysis correctly. Two Meta-analysis workshops are organized in April and May 2019 by Dr. Michael Borenstein in New York, USA (April 08-10, 2019) and London, UK (May 27-29).

About the Instructor

Dr. Michael Borenstein, one of the authors of Introduction to Meta-Analysis, is widely recognized for his ability to make statistical concepts accessible to researchers as well as to statisticians. He has lectured widely on meta-analysis, including at the NIH, CDC, and FDA. Read more: