Open Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 1 (January 2016)

ISSN Print: 2327-5952   ISSN Online: 2327-5960

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Pakistani Medical Students’ Attitudes towards Communication Skills Learning: A Correlation of Demographic and Education-Related Characteristics

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DOI: 10.4236/jss.2016.41009    4,274 Downloads   4,985 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

This study intends to inspect medical students’ attitudes regarding the learning of communication skills and to inspect the relationship of Pakistani undergraduate medical students’ attitudes towards the learning of communication skills with demographic and education-related characteristics (gender, age, residence and parents’ occupation). The population of the research was the 5th professional, undergraduate medical students of Pakistani medical colleges. Samples were taken from four Pakistani public medical colleges. Data for this research has been collected through the use of already designed communication skills attitude scale by Rees et al. A pilot study was conducted for checking reliability and validity of CSAS and on the basis of findings of pilot study. Some modifications have also been done in CSAS of Rees et al. Data has been analyzed through SPSS version 20. Results of this research have shown that Pakistani medical students carry both positive and negative attitudes towards learning of communication skills.

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Amanat, R. , Yasmin, M. , Sohail, A. and Amanat, M. (2016) Pakistani Medical Students’ Attitudes towards Communication Skills Learning: A Correlation of Demographic and Education-Related Characteristics. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4, 67-73. doi: 10.4236/jss.2016.41009.

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