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

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Lukeman Shittu

Jireh Laboratories International LLC; Houston Community College, Department of Biology; University of Abuja, Department of Anatomical Sciences; Benue State University, Department of Anatomy; Lagos State University - Department of Anatomy

M. Bankole

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research

Remilekun Shittu

Bolomedics Laboratories

Mathew Zachariah

Lagos State University

O Adesanya

Lagos State University

T. Kpela

Lagos State University - Department of Anatomy

O Babalola

LASUCOM

O.A. Ashiru

Lagos State University - Department of Anatomy

Date Written: April 1, 2007

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Shittu, Lukeman and Bankole, M. and Shittu, Remilekun and Zachariah, Mathew and Adesanya, O and Kpela, T. and Babalola, O and Ashiru, O.A., Does Neuro-Anatomy Award/ Prize Impact on Student Performance in the First Professional Examination in Anatomy (April 1, 2007). Scientific Research and Essay Vol. 2 (4), pp. xxx-xxx, April 2007 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3016978

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Benue State University, Department of Anatomy ( email )

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Nigeria

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Lagos State University - Department of Anatomy ( email )

Ikeja, Lagos
Nigeria

M. Bankole

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research ( email )

Edmund Cres
Lagos
Nigeria

Remilekun Shittu

Bolomedics Laboratories ( email )

Egbeda, Lagos
Nigeria

Mathew Zachariah (Contact Author)

Lagos State University ( email )

Lagos-Badagry Expressway
Ojo, Lagos, 102004
Nigeria

O Adesanya

Lagos State University ( email )

Lagos/bagagry express road lagos nigeria.
PMB 0001 LASU OJO Lagos Nigeria
Lagos, 234
Nigeria

T. Kpela

Lagos State University - Department of Anatomy

Ikeja, Lagos
Nigeria

O Babalola

LASUCOM ( email )

Lagos/bagagry express road lagos nigeria.
PMB 0001 LASU OJO Lagos Nigeria
Lagos, 234
Nigeria

O.A. Ashiru

Lagos State University - Department of Anatomy

Ikeja, Lagos
Nigeria

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