Students' motivation toward feedback-seeking in the clinical workplace

Lubberta de Jong, Robert Favier, Cees van der Vleuten, Harold Bok

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    In medical education, students are increasingly regarded as active seekers of feedback rather than passive recipients. Previous research showed that in the intentions of students to seek feedback, a learning and performance goal can be distinguished. In this study, we investigated the intentions (defined as level and orientation of motivation) of different performing students (low, average, and high performing students) to seek feedback in the clinical workplace using Self-Determination Theory. We conducted a quantitative study with students in their clinical clerkships and grouped them based on their performance. The level of motivation was measured by the number of Mini-CEXs each student collected. The orientation of motivation was measured by conducting the Academic Self-Regulation Questionnaire. We found that high performing students were more motivated and demonstrated higher self-determination compared to low performing students.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)954-958
    Number of pages5
    JournalMedical Teacher
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2017


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