DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20210989

Assessing the views of generation X faculty about generation Y medical students: a questionnaire-based study

Vinod Chayal, Archana Goel, Rashmi Chandel, Garima Shivhare

Abstract


Background: The aim of the study was to discuss the opinions of present medical faculty of generation X about generation Y medical students and to enlist the ways to bridge the gap between two generations to maximize the productivity of teaching and learning process.

Methods: The method used for the study was in form of a written questionnaire, filled by generation X teaching medical faculty of various departments of medical colleges of Haryana and Chandigarh. Data collected after an interview schedule was entered in Microsoft excel sheet and appropriate statistical tests were applied to analyze it. Questionnaire comprised of socio-demographic profile of the medical faculty and their opinions about major behavioral difference in generation Y students. The opinions expressed and suggestions given by faculty were discussed.

Results: There were many differences that generation X observed between themselves and the generation Y students. However, the majority of the teachers were open to learning new methods to bridge the gap.

Conclusions: Bridging the gap, accepting the new generation as they are and molding our self to match their needs can be productive to the present practices of medical education.


Keywords


Generation gap, Generation Y medical students, Generation X medical faculty, Views

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