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Educ Strategy Med Sci 2022, 15(1): 68-78 Back to browse issues page
A Model for the Quality of College Life with an Emphasis on (research facilities, public facilities and entrepreneurial opportunities)
Hamid Mortazavi 1, Badri Shahtalbi2 , Fariba Karimi2
1- Islamic Azad University Isfahan , Amar.pajoheshco@gmail.com
2- Islamic Azad University Isfahan
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Introduction: Quality of college life is defined as the overall satisfaction with life perceived by students. It measures students' expectations and demands, and is not just about the classroom environment. Therefore, this study is aimed at presenting a model for quality of college life.
Methods: A qualitative approach was adopted and content analysis was applied to propose a model for quality of college life. Indexed articles on the topic published outside Iran between 1992 and 2019 and those published in national databases between 2011 and 2019, were analyzed. A survey was performed with some faculty members selected through convenience purposive sampling. Content validity of 117 initial questions was confirmed both qualitatively (the opinion of 10 experts in the field of educational management) and quantitatively (testing the relevance of each item through content validity ratio (CVR). Low validity questions were removed. Using the Holsti coefficient, the reliability of the questionnaire was 0.90.
Findings: An inductive approach to content analysis showed that the variables of research facilities with two components, public facilities with four components and entrepreneurial opportunities with two components were the factors responsible for quality of college life.
Conclusion: Given the important role of graduates for the society in achieving its goals, the criteria suggested in the proposed model can help decision makers improve quality of college life in general and in Islamic Azad University in particular, thus preparing a more qualified workforce in future. 
Keywords: Quality of college life, university students, research facilities, public facilities and entrepreneurial opportunities
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Article Type: Qualitative Research | Subject: Student Interaction with Education
Received: 2020/09/14 | Accepted: 2020/10/26 | Published: 2022/03/30

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