Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict (Print ISSN: 1544-0508; Online ISSN: 1939-4691 )


Unlocking Success: Factors Shaping Time Management in Medical Education

Author(s): Ahmad Alsulimani

Introduction: This study employs Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to investigate key aspects that impact time management in medical education. The importance of faculty support becomes evident as a crucial element, exhibiting a robust positive association with student motivation. This study emphasizes the need to cultivate faculty-student relationships to boost students' intrinsic motivation for efficient time management. Furthermore, the study uncovers a significant correlation between peer influence and inspiration, underscoring the significance of a nurturing peer milieu in fostering drive. To cultivate such settings, institutions are advised to promote the establishment of peer mentorship programs and facilitate collaborative activities. Method: The research employs 2 step sampling technique. Quota sampling is used to identify medical colleges, and convenience sampling is used to collect participant data. These applied medical science colleges are among highly regarded colleges in Saudi Arabia, known for its extensive medical curricula, which align with the research objectives. The study involved selecting a representative sample of 500 medical students The determination of the sample size was guided by statistical considerations, which aimed to ensure the integrity and statistical significance of the obtained data. The decision to choose five universities from north, west and south of Saudi Arabia as the research sites was thoroughly justified, considering its pertinence, ease of access, ethical implications, and feasibility. This research uses a mixed-methods research methodology to investigate the multifaceted problem of time allocation in medical education in as much depth as possible. We will employ stratified random sampling to guarantee a sample truly representative of the community. Some criteria that will be considered include the years spent in medical school, the type of medical school attended, and other demographic information. If we apply this methodology, our results will be more credible to people in other parts of the world. During the quantitative phase, we will use a standardized questionnaire derived from instruments that have already been verified. This survey will include questions about various topics, including workload, motivation, and course content. Conclusion: The research highlights the necessity of incorporating contemporary technology into education, establishing a strong connection between support systems and technological resources. The allocation of resources towards technology advancements and digital tools is paramount for schools seeking to enhance time management in medical education. Although some moderate correlations exist between students' self-reported academic success and other factors, the research emphasizes the importance of employing transparent evaluation methodologies to have a thorough knowledge of scholarly advancement. In summary, this research provides significant findings for institutions aiming to improve faculty-student relationships, foster positive peer influences, adopt technology, and increase assessment processes, ultimately leading to an enhanced educational experience in medical education.

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