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Res Dev Med Educ. 2024;13: 4.
doi: 10.34172/rdme.33203
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The role of academic stress and scientific motivation in predicting research spirit among the students of medical sciences

Parastoo Hosseinabadi ORCID logo, Parviz Asgari* ORCID logo, Saeed Bakhtiarpour ORCID logo

1 Department of Psychology, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Parviz Asgari, Email: paskarii45@gmail.com

Abstract

Background: Among the many benefits of curiosity and knowledge, research stands out as it unveils an entirely new realm. A thorough research, when pursued with ample commitment, can lead to substantial advancements in the field. This study examined the impact of academic stress and scientific motivation on prognosticating research spirit among the students of medical sciences.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, a statistical population was formed by all students of medical sciences in Ilam (Iran) in 2022, and a sample of 301 individuals was selected using the convenience sampling method. Data were collected using the Research Spirit Scale, Academic Stress Questionnaire, and Scientific Motivation Questionnaire. The data were then analyzed using the Pearson correlation coefficient and stepwise regression.

Results: The findings of the research indicated a significant negative correlation between academic stress and research spirit (r=-0.36, P<0.001), and a significant positive correlation between scientific motivation and research spirit (r=0.53, P<0.001). Academic stress and scientific motivation accounted for 35% of the variance in the research spirit among medical students. Furthermore, the results suggested that academic stress had a more substantial role in predicting the research spirit of the students.

Conclusion: Based on the findings, focusing on scientific motivation and strategizing to alleviate academic stress students in medical sciences can help enhance their research spirit.

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Submitted: 18 Feb 2024
Accepted: 25 Mar 2024
ePublished: 05 May 2024
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