Attitude of Bandar-Abbas medical university faculty members about their assessment by the scholars


Teamur Aghamolaei 1 , Sedigheh Javadpour 2 , * , samireh abedini 3


1 Associate Professor Department of Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Instructor Department of Microbiology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Instructor Development of Nursing, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 14 (3); e88576
Published Online: August 16, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 03, 2010
Accepted: August 16, 2010




Introduction: One of the common ways to assess the quality of educational activity of
teachers, is assessment of them by students. The main goal of assessment is to inform them
about efficiency of their activity in order to reduce their weaknesses and improve the quality
of their work. The aim of this study was to find out attitude of academic members of
Bandar-Abbas medical university, about their assessment by students, and effect of the
results on their educational activity.
Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, opinion of 71 faculty members about
assessment of themselves by students was investigated. Data collection was by means of a
researcher-made questionnaire with acceptable reliability and validity. Data were analyzed
using SPSS software.
Results: Only 28.2% of the academic members believed that the students answer correctly,
and the validity of the assessment results is intermediate according to 56.3% of opinions.
About 66.2% of them believed that the students were not well explained about the
assessments. The impact of assessment results on their educational activities was high,
intermediate and low in 23.9%, 46.5% and 29.6% of academic members, respectively. Only
8.5% and 47.9% of the faculty members believed that the students answers to the questions is
with high and intermediate responsibility, respectively.
Conclusion: Based on the results, most of the faculty members believed on weakness of
the assessment process by students. However, they believe on necessity of assessment and
that it should be revised by experts.


Assessment – Attitude – Students

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