Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. in Nursing Education, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Nursing Dept., Nursing School, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

2 B.Sc. in Midwifery, Deputy of Research & Technology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

3 Ph.D. in Nursing Education, Assistant Professor of Community Health Dept., Nursing School, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran


Background & Objective : Uncivil behavior strongly disturbs teachinglearning process by creating conflicts and tension in studentteacher relationships The aim of this study was to study the attitudes of students and faculty members of Golestan University toward uncivil behavior in educational settings Methods : In this analytical descriptive study 50 faculty members and 150 Medical students of Golestan University of Medical Sciences selected by convenience sampling were asked to complete a valid and reliable questionnaire about disruptive and threatening uncivil behavior Results : In whole 23% of faculty members had never observed uncivil and 56% of them had never observed threatening behavior in their students during the last year Among students 302% had never observed uncivil behavior in their teachers during the last year The relationships between faculty members perspective and variables of age and work experience were significant (P=005) Conclusion : Although in this study the frequency and severity of uncivil behavior were not considerable however due to the harmful outcome of them applying strategies to create safe teaching learning environments is highly necessary


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