Tale of two cities: Comparison of educational environment of two colleges (Jeddah and Rabigh) affiliated with one university

Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Shahid Shamim, Mukhtiar Baig, Mohamed Farouq, Zohair Jamil Gazzaz, Osama Mohammed Al-Mutairi

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Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate students’ perception about the educational environment at two medical colleges. Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted at King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh and Jeddah campuses, in Saudi Arabia, during the first semester of the year 2014 using Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure inventory. Data was collected from undergraduate medical students and analysed using SPSS 16. Results: Of the 279 subjects in the study, 141(50.5%) belonged to the Rabigh campus, and 138(49.5%) to the Jeddah campus. Overallmean Dundee Ready Education EnvironmentMeasure inventory score was 124.90±20.66. The score for Jeddah was 131.38±21.37 and for Rabigh it was 118.56±17.85 (p=0.0001). The difference was also statistically significant in all domains of the inventory (p<0.05 each). Conclusion: Students' perception of their educational environment was positive in both campuses, it was more positive in Jeddah compared to Rabigh.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-319
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume66
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

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