Evaluation of students' satisfaction with the teaching assistant method in Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Health Education, School of Health, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

2 Education Development Center, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

3 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics, School of Health, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

4 Department of Health Education, School of Health and Education Development Center, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran


Background: Dynamic establishment and optimal continuity of the educational system is strongly influenced by the quality and quantity of planning. However, planning teaching and learning activities is the most important one. The aim of this study was to evaluate students’ satisfaction with the teaching assistant method and determine factors affecting it in Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences.
Method: In this cross-sectional study, 49 undergraduate nursing (29 students) and public health (20 students) students with non-experience of teaching assistant method were selected through simple random sampling method. Data were collected with a modified questionnaire and its validity and reliability was measured.
Results: The mean score of satisfaction was 33.70±1.04 from 48 total scores. There was a significant relationship between gender and field of study variables with satisfaction variable (P < 0.05). Public health students and male students were more satisfied with the teaching assistant method. The mean scores of satisfactions in public health (mean score =36.30) and male students (mean score =35.50) were higher than nursing (mean score =31.17) and female students (mean score =32.59) respectively.
Conclusion: Evaluation of the students' satisfaction showed that students' satisfaction with the teaching assistant method is higher than average and using this method can be effective in improving the education system.


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