The Impact of Standardized Patients' Feedback on the Students' Motivational Levels


World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.9-11 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.006
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-11
  • Keywords: Motivation, learning strategies, communication skills, medical students, standardized patient, COMMUNICATION-SKILLS, PERFORMANCE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we focused on the impact of standardized patients' feedback on the motivational levels of learners for learning communication skills. A control group post-test design was used. The students had two standardized patient encounters in addition to training and debriefing sessions. The students in the study group received face-to-face feedback after the first encounters; but not the control group. We used the motivation dimension of Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire. The standardized patients' feedback effected students' motivational levels. The students who received feedback had lower levels of test anxiety, and higher levels of self-efficacy. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.