Does Neuro-Anatomy Award/ Prize Impact on Student Performance in the First Professional Examination in Anatomy
Scientific Research and Essay Vol. 2 (4), pp. xxx-xxx, April 2007
Posted: 4 Feb 2020
Date Written: April 1, 2007
Concern has been expressed about the motivational impact of neuro-anatomy award/prize in determining the overall student performance in the final professional anatomy examinations by comparing it with the result outcome of a high stake examination like neuro-anatomy incourse examination using the concept of convergent validity. A total of 57 third year medical students with the records of their grades/scores (Mean ± SD) in the various assessments criteria, were analyzed. In this study, the neuro-incourse examination was consistently a high predictor (r = 0.80; P<0.01) of student performance compared to other incourse examinations (1st incourse, r = 0.60; P<0.01 and 2nd incourse, r = 0.30; P < 0.01 respectively). However, the neuro-incourse examination tests students’ performance in a relatively difficult module and was found to be consistently correlated and highest when compared with the overall professional examination as a result of student motivation.
Keywords: Assessment, Movitation, Anatomy, Medical Students, Neuro-anatomy, Curriculum, Performance, Lagos
JEL Classification: I23
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