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Survey Paper | Physiotherapy | Albania | Volume 6 Issue 7, July 2017
Graduated, What Are Going to Do my Students?
Dr. Henrrik Prendushi
Abstract: There are several studies carried out regarding the students` perception of physiotherapy as study, career choice, etc, in different developed countries. In Albania, yet, it is not made a study about it and what the students want to do after finishing the bachelor. So, we considered it necessary to discover what they think about the completed university course and their future. Our study aims to know the perceptions of physiotherapy students about their studies and what they want to do after finishing the bachelor. An anonymous questionnaire was distributed to the third year, graduating, students of Physiotherapy at the University Luigj Gurakuqi in Shkodra, in their last lesson of Occupational Medicine. This study examines students' beliefs, attitudes and opinions, as well as what they expect from their profession as a physiotherapist. The questionnaire consists of three parts. The first part, general, of demographic data is made of 5 questions, the research part is made of two parts, the first one of 25 questions, some of which in the form of a 6 point Likert, and e third part is made of 5 questions all in 6 point Likert. In this paper we will present and discus the data from the demographic part and those from the second part. The questionnaire was filled out from 25 students. There is a good level of knowledge of foreign languages. All the respondent students know at least one foreign language, 23 of them knows English.92% of the students consider as right the choice made three years ago to study Physiotherapy.41.2% prefer to be employed in private studios and 82.6% of students imagine that they will have a private studio, of their own, after 5 years. The majority of them like to work with adults.80% of them want to seek for job abroad in EU as well as in other countries. They feel prepared to work. The compliance between knowledge acquired in university with their ambitions and desires for work is estimated low, in respect of other results. They esteem their team working ability as appropriate.92 % of them wish to continue studying.
Keywords: students` attitudes, Albania, physiotherapy, emigrate abroad, choice of career
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 7, July 2017,
Pages: 439 - 446
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