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dc.contributor.authorBonsaksen, Toreen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-22T09:12:13Z
dc.date.available2016-03-22T09:12:13Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-10en_US
dc.identifier.citationBonsaksen, T. (2016). Predictors of academic performance and education programme satisfaction in occupational therapy students. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 0308022615627174.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0308-0226en_US
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 1298470en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10642/3180
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Thriving and performing well in entry-level programmes is important to occupational therapy students, but also for the competitive status of the institutions providing their education. The literature is sparse concerning the factors of importance for occupational therapy students’ academic performance in, and satisfaction with, their education programme. Method: This cross-sectional study explored sociodemographic, relationship, education and work-related variables and their associations with the students’ academic performance and satisfaction with the education programme. The data were analysed with multivariate linear regression. Results: Participants were 123 students (mean age 24 years, 80% women) enrolled in an undergraduate occupational therapy programme in Norway. Having prior experience of higher education was associated with better academic performance, whereas having occupational therapy as the highest priority line of study at entry, and spending fewer hours on self-studies, were associated with lower satisfaction with the education programme. Conclusion: To improve academic performance, occupational therapy educators are encouraged to help students learn about the tasks, requirements, standards and culture that constitute higher education. To improve satisfaction, it may be most efficient to target students who initially indicate the most interest in studying occupational therapyen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationen_US
dc.subjectStudentsen_US
dc.subjectOccupational therapyen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectAchievementen_US
dc.subjectAcademic performanceen_US
dc.subjectStudent satisfactionen_US
dc.titlePredictors of academic performance and education programme satisfaction in occupational therapy studentsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0308022615627174


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