Effect of Gender on Maternity Nursing Students' Perception of their Educational Environmentin Ain Shams University

metwaly, sabah ; Mostafa, Eman 


Educational environment is important in determining students' academic success. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of gender on maternity nursing Students' Perception of their educational environment. The design used in this research was a comparative descriptive. The convenience sample was150 (106 female & 44 male) participants recruited from Third -year nursing students at faculty of nursing Ain Shams University during the course entitled maternity & gynecological nursing. Data were collected using questionnaire sheet, Student’s perception about educational environment was collected using DREEM model. The results showed that the domain of students' academic self-perception has the highest median score, followed by the domain of students' social self- perception. The domains of students’ perception of atmosphere and students’ perception of teachers had the lowest median scores. Total perception exceeds 60% of the maximum score with mean 127.8 ± 18.9, indicating a relatively satisfaction with the perceived environment. There is no significant difference between male & female mean scores related to Students’ perception of learning SPOL, students’ perception of teachers SPOT &students' academic self-perception SASP, while the differences were statistically significant in the mean scores of both students’ perception of atmosphere SPOA and students' social self- perception SSSP significantly higher in males. The study concluded that total Students’ perception indicating a relatively satisfaction with the perceived environment ‘more positive environment than negative’. There is statistically significant relation in two out of the five domains of dream tool between male & female students. The mean scores of both SPOA and SSSP significantly higher in males. The study recommended that designing and implementing interventions to remedy unsatisfactorily elements of the learning environment for more effective and successful teaching and learning. Further research is needed to comparing our findings with other nongovernment and government institutions

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Keywords Key words: Students’ perception, educational environment, DREEM model, gender
Issue Date 2013
Journal Egyptian Journal of Health Care, 2013 EJHC Vol.4 No.3 
Series/Report no. 4;3
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/handle/123456789/169450
ISSN 1687-9546

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