Students’ Emotions in Simulation-Based Medical Education

ID: 49966 Type: Full Paper: Journal Publication
  1. Tuulikki Keskitalo and Heli Ruokamo, University of Lapland, Finland

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Abstract: Medical education is emotionally charged for many reasons, especially the fact that simulation-based learning is designed to generate emotional experiences. However, there are very few studies that concentrate on learning and emotions, despite widespread interest in the topic, especially within healthcare education. The aim of this research is to study the emotional experiences of students to better understand simulation-based learning. The specific aim is to answer the research question: What kind of emotions do students experience before and after simulation-based education? The data was collected using mixed methods, and in this study, we analyzed the pre- and post-questionnaires of 175 participants. The data is analyzed using descriptive statistics as well as a paired sample t-test, factor analysis, and Cronbach’s alpha. The results show that students in simulation-based healthcare education experience mainly positive emotions before and after simulation activities.

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