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dc.contributor.authorHenning, MAen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorKrägeloh, CUen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBooth, Ren_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHill, EMen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorChen, Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWebster, CSen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-15T00:28:29Z
dc.date.available2017-02-15T00:28:29Z
dc.date.copyright2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationThe Asia Pacific Scholar, Vol. 2 (No. 1), pp. 7-15.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10327
dc.description.abstractAt this university, a Biomedical Common Year 1 occurs prior to admission to the medical programme. Students achieving a minimum GPA of 6.0 are eligible for consideration for an admissions interview. The aim of this research was to assess the psycho-educational factors that underpin students’ intention to study medicine. The research question driving the research was, ‘If students have an interest in becoming a future doctor in their premedical course, does this relate to their levels of motivation, competitiveness, perceived stress, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and grade attainment?’ A total of 339 students (response rate = 25%) who completed a biosciences assessment filled in a survey that asked them to disclose their grade and to respond to a series of questionnaires, namely the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire, World Health Organisation Quality Of Life questionnaire - New Zealand Version, Perceived Stress Scale, and Revised Competitiveness Index. The findings from the binary logistic regression indicated that several variables predicted students’ career intentions: grade achievement, Perceived Stress, Physical HRQOL, and Environmental HRQOL. Perceived Stress and Physical HRQOL were found to be influential variables that interacted with other variables reducing variability in the model and increasing its predictability. Students with an intention to become a doctor tend to attain higher grades and have better environmental HRQOL scores. Nonetheless, variable interactions suggested that those students with high levels of physical HRQOL and low levels of perceived stress have higher levels of enjoyment regarding competition, self-efficacy, and intrinsic value.
dc.publisherThe Asia Pacific Scholar (TAPS)
dc.relation.urihttp://theasiapacificscholar.org/profiling-potential-medical-students-and-exploring-determinants-of-career-choice/
dc.rightsThe Asia Pacific Scholar (ISSN 24249270 online; 24249335 print) is a peer reviewed, open-access, biannual online educational journal which addresses the needs of health professionals involved in the education of future practitioners.
dc.subjectBiomedical and Health Science students; New Zealand; Career intention; Motivation; Physical wellbeing; Competitiveness; Motivation; Academic achievement
dc.titleProfiling Potential Medical Students and Exploring Determinants of Career Choiceen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
aut.relation.endpage15
aut.relation.issue1en_NZ
aut.relation.startpage7
aut.relation.volume2en_NZ
pubs.elements-id218807
aut.relation.journalThe Asia Pacific Scholaren_NZ


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