Exploring the perception on humanitarian issues from the health science students of Indian and Malaysian Nationality: A cross sectional study

Kumar, Naveen and Shamsuddini, Nur Amni Bint Mohammed and Jamil, Noramylia Binti and Zayed, Atiqah Binti Mohammed and Swamy, Ravindra S and Guru, Anitha and Patil, Jyothsna and Aithal, Ashwini P (2015) Exploring the perception on humanitarian issues from the health science students of Indian and Malaysian Nationality: A cross sectional study. Education in Medicine Journal, 7 (2). e9-e14. ISSN 2180-1932

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Abstract

Objective: The idea of humanitarianism is evolving with progressing life. Awareness about this global issue has to be emphasized particularly among the younger generation and thus be encouraged to be exposed and involved in humanitarian projects in need. Being responsible citizens of the country one should develop concern about the humanitarian issues, and this attitude needs to be developed from student life. Methods: A cross sectional survey was conducted on 200 participants of the Malaysian and Indian (100 each) health science students using faculty validated close ended questionnaire. Results of the data were analyzed statistically by testing with chi square analysis from SPSS software. Results: From the present study, it has been observed that, despite the cultural and economical diversity between the two nations, there was no observable difference in student’s point of view on humanitarian issues in most of the areas concerned. Overall evaluation also reflected effect of the socio-economic status of the countries on the perception of the issue amongst the students. Conclusion: Despite of different geography, diverse culture and dissimilar socio-economic status, the need of concern towards humanitarian issues is observable. Students of both nations have positive attitude towards the humanitarian issues as well.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humanitarian; Malaysian; Indian; student perception; awareness.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 04:17
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 04:17
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142992

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