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Bibliographic record number: 864056

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Authors: Kobale, Mihaela; Klaić, Marija; Bavrka, Gabrijela; Vodanović, Marin
Title: Motivation and Career Perceptions of Dental Students at the School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb, Croatia
( Motivation and Career Perceptions of Dental Students at the School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb, Croatia )
Source: Acta stomatologica Croatica (0001-7019) 50 (2016), 3; 207-214
Paper type: article
Keywords: Motivation ; Career Perceptions ; Dental Students
( Motivation ; Career Perceptions ; Dental Students )
Abstract:
Purpose: Health care studies are usually considered to be complex, demanding and time consuming. The right motivation toward choosing a career in the health field is of utmost importance for the successful completion of studies. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the factors motivating students at the School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb, Croatia and, also, to examine their career perceptions. Material and Methods: Based on specific questions from available literature, a questionnaire was designed and a total of 270 questionnaires were distributed to the first year students during 2013, 2014 and 2015. Results: A total of 206 students responded, for a response rate of 76.3%. 26.9% of students enrolled in dental studies because it was their first career choice ; 16.4% of them believed that it is easy to find a regular job in dentistry. 9.9% of students thought that salaries are high in the field of dental medicine. 45.4% of the first year students were interested in a career in private practice after graduation. These results provide interesting clues to motivation and give additional insights into the expectations of students regarding their studies and profession. Conclussion: The obtained data can be used for the further improvements in the quality of dental study curricula and teaching process.
Original language: HRV-ENG
Citation databases: Scopus
Category: Znanstveni
Research fields:
Dental medicine
Full paper text: 864056.2016_RAD_ASCRO_Kobale_-Motivation_and_Career.pdf (tekst priložen 1. Ožu. 2017. u 14:58 sati)
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DOI: 10.15644/asc50/3/2
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Google Scholar: Motivation and Career Perceptions of Dental Students at the School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb, Croatia
Contrib. to CROSBI by: Marin Vodanović (vodanovic@sfzg.hr), 1. Ožu. 2017. u 14:58 sati



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