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Analysis of components affecting the professional growth of clinical faculty members
Esmail Rayatdoost, Navid Kalani *
Research center for social Determinants of Health, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.
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Introduction: Professional development of faculty members is a key strategy to improve the
quality of the higher education system. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the
components affecting the professional growth of clinical faculty members of Jahrom University of
Medical Sciences in 2022.
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on all clinical faculty members of
Jahrom University of Medical Sciences in 2022. Data collection tools in this study are a
demographic information questionnaire and a faculty member's professional development
questionnaire. Data analysis was performed using SPSS software version 21 and descriptive and
inferential statistical tests.
Result: 41 clinical faculty members participated in the study. Study participants mentioned the
importance of professional development of faculty members 63.36%. The psychological factor
with 73.78% and the Organizational factor with 55.73% had the highest and lowest importance in
faculty development, respectively. From the point of view of clinical faculty members, the items
"Commitment to career goals", "Existence of personal values and beliefs among faculty members
that reflect excellence and goodness in work" and "Ability to understand issues related to their
field of work" had the highest priority among the items of professional development of clinical
faculty members. The lowest priority items were "Existence of a culture of criticism (criticism and
critique) among faculty members", "Existence of strategic plans and policies for professional
development" and "Existence of administrative policies recognizing professional development
Conclusions: The results of the present study showed that the most important factors affecting the
professional growth of faculty members of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences are: the
psychological factor, cultural factor, support system, managerial factor and institutional factor,
respectively. Higher education development programs should be emphasized these factors in order
to promote the position of faculty members, science and the higher education system of the country
by providing professional growth guides.
Keywords: Analysis, Influential components, Professional growth, Clinical faculty members
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