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rme 2015, 7(2): 69-77 Back to browse issues page
Duties and Performance of Academic Advisors from the Students' Perspective
H Ebrahimipour , R Arazi , Z Shadnam , S Nasrollahi , S Ebrahimipour , E Lael- Monfared *
School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran , elm_monfared@yahoo.com
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Introduction : Adopting the academic lifestyle environment, as a new life style, make the using of advisors unavoidable for students. The aim of the present study is to investigate Students' perspective about duties and performances of academic advisors in the school of Health of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 2013.

Methods : In this descriptive and cross- sectional study, 97 students were selected using stratified and simple sampling method. A the researcher made questionnaire including 34 items in 3 fields, which has been designed for each duties and performances of academic advisors from the students' perspective, were used to gather data which has been analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test and ANOVA by SPSS 16.5 at 0.05 significant level.

Results : The main duties of advisors from the students perspective, respectively, were: to familiarize the students with rules and regulations of universities (3.9±1.4), to evaluate the student’s academic achievements (3.2±1.4) and to prepare the students to accept the future responsibility (2.97±1.4). As about 10.3% of the students ranked the advisors performance as good, 56.7% as moderate and 33% as weak.

Conclusion : the students evaluated the duties of the academic advisors as important but the performance of the advisors was not satisfactory from their perspective. The counseling process should consider as a specialty task which need education and we need to facilitate the relation between University Counseling Office and the academic advisors to promote their knowledge and performance.

Keywords: Advisor Teacher, Faculty, Students .
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Ebrahimipour H, Arazi R, shadnam Z, Nasrollahi S, Ebrahimipour S, Lael- Monfared E. Duties and Performance of Academic Advisors from the Students' Perspective . rme. 2015; 7 (2) :69-77
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پژوهش در آموزش علوم پزشکی Research in Medical Education