Modeling Tendency of Medical Sciences Students to Religious Education According to the Theory of Fishbein&Aizen

  • Seyed Ebrahim MirshahJafary Department of Education, Curriculum Development, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.
  • Hasan Kaviani Department of Education, Curriculum Development, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.


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Background and Objectives: Since then, doctor's religious beliefs is effective in his/her job performance, hence present study was done for modeling tendency of Esfahan medical students to religious education.

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive cross sectional study 154 Isfahan Medical students were selected through random sampling method. For data collection the researcher made, valid and reliable(α=0/92) questionnaire was used Based on model Fishbein&Aizen. For data analysis, confirmatory factor analysis was used based on structural equation using AMOS software.

Results: The results showed orientation for religious education with load factor 0/41 is effective on the components of religious behavior. Moreover, correlation between trend component and subjective norms is significant(r=0/58). Also mental norms area with load factor 0/78 has an effect on intention component of religious education and finally this area with load factor 0/31 has Impact on the components of religious behavior. Education with load factor 0/77 is the most important factor among the other factors of tendency to religious education. Components of friends and acquaintances, family and media to respectively were the next in rank in the trend component for religious education.

Conclusion:Thus, given that in this study, Education was the most influential factor so attention to this factor is essential for the religious education of physicians.

Keywords:Trends, factors, behavior, religious education

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