Students’ perception of educational environment at Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
Objective: To assess educational environment in Aga Khan University Medical College (AKUMC) by Dundee Ready Educational Environmental Measure (DREEM) scale.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey of students at the AKUMC with simple random sampling was carried out from June 2014 till March 2015. Responses in five subscales were used to calculate DREEM scores.
Results: The average DREEM score was 125.77±16.8 with a reliability of 91.3%. With regards to subscales, on the 12-item students’ perceptions of learning (PoL) subscale, the maximum score was 48; 11 items of students’ perceptions of teachers (PoT) had a maximum score of 44; students’ academic self-perceptions (ASP) identified by 8 items showed maximum score of 32; students’ perceptions of atmosphere (PoA) with 12 items obtained maximum score 48 and students’ social self-perceptions (SSP) subscale of 7 items had a maximum score of 28.
Conclusion: Students perceived a positive learning environment at AKUMC Karachi.
How to cite this:Rehman R, Ghias K, Fatima SS, Hussain M, Alam F. Students’ perception of educational environment at Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. Pak J Med Sci. 2016;32(3):720-724. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.323.9562
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