Exploring Time Management Skills of First Year Undergraduate Medical and Allied Health Science Students

Abraham, Reem Rachel and Velladath, Saleena Ummer and Elman, Zizy Ezree n Binti Ezie and Sobri, Lu tdfi Bin Mohamad and Saha, Muhammad Danish Syahmi bin and Ghazali, Maryam Sofia binti and Bakar, Adi Aslam bin Abu and Hussain, Asrar Mohammed (2018) Exploring Time Management Skills of First Year Undergraduate Medical and Allied Health Science Students. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 12 (10). pp. 7-10. ISSN 0973-709X

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Introduction: Time management skills are considered as very important for health science students as they are required to do multitasking, acquire not only discipline based knowledge and skills, but also engage in other academic activities and research as well.Aim: The present study explored and compared time management skills of first year undergraduate medical students and allied health science students.Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted on first year undergraduate medical student at Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC) and allied health science student at School Of Allied Health Science (SOAHS), MAHE, Manipal. Data was collected from the study sample (n=303) using a pre- eveloped questionnaire in which students indicated their responses on a 5-point Likert’s scale. The questionnaire had 27 items grouped into three domains: Time Planning (TP; 16 items), Time Attitude (TA; 7 items) and Time Wasters (TW; 4 items). The total mean scores of all items, as well as domains were compared between the students using independent sample t-test.Results: Analysis of the data revealed that there was no statistical difference between the total mean scores of both groups (MMMC: 3.2 (0.51); SOAHS: 3.2 (0.39), p-value >0.9). Comparison of mean score value of domains between the groups indicated similar and the statistically insignificant values for TP and TA domains for both groups whereas a high, however statistically insignificant mean score for TW, for SOAHS students compared to MMMC students. Ten and nine items had a mean score value below 3, for SOAHS and MMMC students respectively, out of which five items were common for both groups (TP3, TP4, TA2, TA6, TW4).Conclusion: The present study revealed that time management skills of both medical and allied health science students were moderate and almost similar.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: India; Life-long learning skills; Questionnaire survey
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Medical Laboratory Tech
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Physiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2018 09:59
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2018 09:59
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152092

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