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Team-based learning student assessment instrument (TBL-SAI) for assessing students’ acceptance of TBL in a Saudi medical school

Authors
  • Ibrahim, Mutasim E.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Saudi Medical Journal
Publisher
Saudi Medical Journal
Publication Date
May 01, 2020
Volume
41
Issue
5
Pages
542–547
Identifiers
DOI: 10.15537/smj.2020.5.25054
PMID: 32373923
PMCID: PMC7253832
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Brief Communication
License
Green

Abstract

Objectives: To assess psychometric properties of team-based learning student assessment instrument (TBL-SAI) and TBL acceptance by student academic year. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at College of Medicine, University of Bisha, Bisha, Saudi Arabia, between February and May 2018. Students (n=109) from second- to fourth-year were scored on TBL-SAI scale (33-items). Principal axis factoring with varimax rotation was conducted on the scale to identify the emerged factors. Cronbach’s alpha, item-total correlation were used to check the reliability and validity of the instrument. Results: Cronbach’s alpha for the total scale was 0.798. The means scores of TBL-SAI scale and each subscale was favorable. On factoring analysis, 27-items of revised TBL-SAI scale were retained and 7 factors emerged. Factor 1 stands for TBL satisfaction; factors 2, 4, 5, 6 stand for TBL versus lecture preference, factors 3 and 7 stand for TBL accountability. The scale was positively correlated with each TBL favor subscale, ranged between 0.328 and 0.756. Year-4 students scored higher ( p <0.001) on TBL-SAI compared to year-2 or year-3 students. Conclusions: The revised TBL-SAI is valid and reliable tool to measure the favor of TBL. Longitudinal studies across all academic levels are recommended to provide a clearer picture of the students’ acceptance rate of TBL.

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