Perception of Indian Dental Students to Pursue Higher Education Abroad during COVID-19

Singh, Niharika and Gupta, Sonia and Pentapati, Kalyana Chakravarthy (2021) Perception of Indian Dental Students to Pursue Higher Education Abroad during COVID-19. Pesquisa Brasileira em Odontopediatria e Clinica Integrada, 21. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1519-0501

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate Indian dental students’ perception of seeking international dental higher education during COVID- 19. Material and Methods: We conducted an online survey among the dental students. A self-administered questionnaire was prepared, which had information on country choice, reasons for the decision to study abroad, measures to be taken by the foreign universities because of COVID-19, the application’s status, current plan, and opinions on exploring other possibilities. Results: Four hundred students constituted the final sample, out of which the majority were females (69.3%). Most of the students were not sure about their status in the application process (63%). The current plan to study abroad remained uncertain for almost half of the students (50.2%). Concerning the status of the application process,a significantly higher number of female students were “not sure” and are still “searching colleges” (p<0.001).Similarly, a higher number of females were “uncertain” or “postponed” or “canceled” when compared to the males concerning the current plan to study abroad (p=0.001). Also, a significantly higher proportion of female students cited the study budget as the main deterrent for pursuing a career abroad and opined that “flexible study options” will help them get admissions post-COVID-19 (p=0.001 and 0.035). Conclusion: A substantial impact was perceived by Indian dental students concerning higher education abroad, more among females

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19; Education; Dental; Graduate; Self Concept
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2021 12:22
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2021 12:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/157038

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