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Marzban A, Rahmanian V, Seifi M, Zare Jamalabadi S, Ayasi M, Delavari S et al . Investigating the Effective Ecological Factors on Concentration in the Classroom from the Viewpoints of Students of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd. J Environ Health Sustain Dev. 2019; 4 (2) :753-762
URL: http://jehsd.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-180-en.html
Noncommunicable Diseases Research Center, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fasa, Iran.
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Introduction: Concentration is a definite prerequisite for learning the lessons in the classroom and education, ensures learning, and leads to academic achievement. Therefore, this study was conducted with the aim of studying the ecological factors affecting concentration in the classroom from the viewpoints of students of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Yazd in the academic year 2018-2019.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted on 650 students from six faculties of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, from 21 April to 20 June 2018. Participants were selected by stratified random sampling. Data collection tool was a standard two-part questionnaire consisting of 29 questions about demographic characteristics and ecological factors influencing the concentration.  The data were analyzed by SPSS 24 using central tendency indices, t-test and chi-squared test.
Results: In the domain of the teacher, "Teacher's skills in creating motivation” (4.21 ± 1.54), in the domain of the student, “Interest in the subject of study” (3.99 ± 1.51), and in the domain of environment, ​​"Noise pollution in the classroom” (3.11 ± 1.33), attained the highest score among ecological factors related to concentration in the classroom. There was a significant difference in the mean score of viewpoints in the domain of environment between male and female students (P = 0.00).
Conclusion: The results showed that paying attention to the three factors motivation, interest in the subject of study and relaxation in the classroom environment, which attained the highest scores according to the students' viewpoints, is essential to the educational planning by the University's Education Deputy authorities.
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Type of Study: Original articles | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/01/2 | Accepted: 2019/04/20 | Published: 2019/06/12

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