Engagement Enhances Well-Being in Simulation-Based Healthcare Education

Heli Mirja Anneli Ruokamo, Eliisa Tuulikki Keskitalo

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There is no previous studies focused on student engagement and well-being within healthcare education. The aim of this study is to examine connection between student engagement and well-being in order to better understand their role in simulation-based learning environments. The specific aim is to answer the following research question: How does engagement enhance well-being in simulation-based healthcare education from the student’s own perspective? The data were collected from Stanford University from 2010–2016 using pre- and post-questionnaires before and after the courses. This study had 239 participants. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics as well as correlations, sum variables, a paired sample t-test, factor analysis, Cronbach’s alpha, and regression analysis. The results show that student engagement and well-being correlate in a statistically significant way; the more engaged the students are, the better their subjective well-being is from their own view.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEdMedia 2017
Subtitle of host publicationWorld Conference on Educational Media and Technology
EditorsJoyce P. Johnston
Place of PublicationWaynesville, NC
PublisherAssociation for the advancement of computing in education
ISBN (Print)978-1-939797-29-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 20 Jun 201723 Jun 2017
Conference number: 25


Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
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  • Media education

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