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Title: Key drivers of graduate students’interest in thesubject of immunology in a tertiary institution of Ghana
Authors: Kwarteng, Alexander
Dissou-Arthur, Yarhands
Sylverken, Augustina
Frimpong, Michael
Terkper, Samuel Ahuno
et. al
Keywords: Immunology
principal component analysis
interest
Ghana
Issue Date: 10-Jul-2018
Publisher: Cogent OA
Citation: Key drivers of graduate students’interest in the subject of immunology in a tertiary insti-tution of Ghana, Alexander Kwarteng, Yarhands Dissou-Arthur, Augustina Sylverken, Michael Frimpong, SamuelAhuno Terkper & Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Cogent Education(2018), 5: 1498162.
Abstract: Immunology is increasingly becoming a core biomedical discipline inrecent times. Students’interest in Science, Technology, Engineering andMathematics programs is essential for better academic performances and out-comes in a University of Science Technology. To this end, we assessed the factorsthat influence students’interest in immunology among a group of 32 graduatestudents in a tertiary institution in Ghana. The study was conducted using quanti-tative instruments (questionnaires) after which principal component analysis (PCA)was used to reveal the underlying factors affecting students’interest in the course.In all, six components were found including students’perception, instructor quality,student’s interest/motivation, teaching methods, teaching materials and teachingfacilities. Students’interest in immunology correlated negatively but significantlywith perception; however, interest correlated positively with teaching methods(p< 0.001). Our study is the first to investigate the factors that influence students' interest in immunology in Ghana and supports the growing functionality of PCAapproach for dimension reduction and exploratory factor analysis
Description: An article published by Cogent OA and also available at https://doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2018.1498162
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12711
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