Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Student-Based Analysis of Perception Regarding the Educational Environment Using the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure Questionnaire at Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Bangladesh


Department of Anatomy, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Bangladesh


Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Bangladesh


Unit of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine and Defence Health, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (National Defence University of Malaysia), Kem Perdana Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2019; 27: 211-221
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2019.19025
Read: 1452 Downloads: 788 Published: 01 October 2019

Aim: The educational environment is themost significant manifestation of the curriculum. The Dundee Ready EducationEnvironment Measure questionnaire is the precise quantitative assessment toolfor the EE for medical- and health-related professional schools.

Method: This was a cross-sectional studyconducted in Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Chittagong,Bangladesh during the study period of 2017–2018. The DREEM questionnaire wasdistributed to the paraclinical and clinical students in their regular classes.Data were analyzed using SPSS version 19.

Results: A total of 170 students respondedto the questionnaire, of which 27.6% were male, and 72.4% were female. The meantotal Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure score of the present study was130.46. Paraclinical students scored statistically significantly higher thanclinical students (p=0.040). Students’ social self-perceptions weresignificantly higher for male than for female students (p<0.05). Most of thestudents opined that a positive learning experience (80.6%), appropriateteaching method (81.2%), and academic self-perceptions were positive (77.1%),and positive learning atmosphere (65.9%) as well as social surroundings were inacceptable range (70.6%) in Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College.

Conclusion: The findings and evidences ofthe present study will hopefully provide the basis to take effective measuresto improve teaching and learning environment of this medical school.  

Cite this article as: Mostafa, A., Hoque,R., Haque, M. (2019). Student-Based analysis of perception regarding theeducational environment using the DREEM questionnaire at ChattagramMaa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Bangladesh. FNJN Florence NightingaleJournal of Nursing, 27(3), 211-221.

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