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J. Islam. Int. Med. Coll.. 2014; 9(1): 33-36


Measuring students’ perceptions about educational environment of an under graduate rehabilitation sciences curriculum in Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences- Pakistan by means of DREEM's inventory

Arshad Nawaz Malik, Rahila Yasmeen, Asghar Khan.

Abstract
Objective: The objective of the study was to establish the perceived strength of educational environment of Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences Islamabad Campus.
Study Design: A Descriptive Study.
Place and Duration of Study: Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences, during May and June 2013.
Materials and Methods: The descriptive study was conducted in the Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences, during the month of May, June 2013.The 50 items inventory was selected for analyzing and assessing the educational climate and a sample of 142 students from first and final year of Doctor of Physical Therapy were recruited.
Results: A total of 142 questionnaires were completed, 85 from first year, 57 from final semester. The mean score of inventory was 130/200 and overall mean was 2.60. The mean score for “perception of learning” was 2.70; “Perception of course organizers” was 2.58, “Self perception about Academic” was 2.76, “Perception of atmosphere” was 2.58 and “Social self perception” was 2.36.
Conclusion: It is concluded that overall environment of Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences is more positive. There is span for improvement and augmentation of existing educational environment to provide a sound platform for proper
learning.

Key words: Educational environment, Study perception, Learning perception, Social self perception.



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