The relationship between medical student engagement in the provision of the school's education programme and learning outcomes

Xiaoming Xu, N. A. Bos, Hongbin Wu*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

OnderzoeksoutputAcademicpeer review


Introduction Student engagement in the provision of the school's education programme (educational student engagement) plays an important role in quality assurance in medical education. However, little is known whether this specific type of student engagement has effects on the learning outcomes for the involved medical students. Methods This study was based on a national-wide survey in China among medical students with 123,055 responses. The questionnaire was designed using international and Chinese national standards. T-test, analysis of variance, multivariate regression, and regression with interaction terms were used. Results Educational student engagement was positively associated with medical students' learning outcomes in Clinical Practice, Science and Scholarship, Health and Society, and Professionalism. Besides, the influence was heterogeneous among participants at different learning phases. Learning outcomes in Clinical Practice were strongly associated with educational student engagement efficiently at the Clinical Medical Education and the Clerkship Rotation phases, and learning outcomes in Science and Scholarship were best correlated with the Clerkship Rotation phase. Conclusion Educational student engagement is positively associated with the learning outcomes, with the greatest effect on learning outcomes in Clinical Practice and the least effect in Professionalism. Besides, it has a greater impact on medical students at senior learning phases.

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's7
TijdschriftMedical Teacher
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 19-apr-2022

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