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Perceived leadership quality in 1st-year medical students: A single-center, cross-sectional, and observational study

Manas Ranjan Sahoo, Purab Kalyan Modak, Ipsita Dash, Monalisa Panda.

Abstract
Background: Today’s medical students are tomorrow’s future workforce in the Indian health-care system. Leadership quality among medical students is rarely assessed or discussed during the undergraduate medical course.

Aim and Objective: This study aimed to ascertain the level of perceived leadership quality among 1st-year medical students in an Indian medical college.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted with all 1st-year medical students studying MBBS. We took a convenience sample for this study. A self-report questionnaire-abbreviated self-leadership quality was used to assess the perceived leadership quality. This questionnaire has a total of nine questions or statements that have a 5-point Likert-type response option. Data were presented descriptively and analyzed by one-way analysis of variance.

Results: A total of 87 (58 male and 29 female) 1st-year medical students participated in this study. The highest score was for self-goal setting and the lowest score was for self-reward. There was a significant difference (P < 0.0001) in the variance of a score. The questionnaire showed a Cronbach’s alpha of 0.86 which indicates the questionnaire was having a good internal consistency.

Conclusion: From the experience of this single-center study, it may be concluded that 1st-year medical students are having a high level of perceived leadership quality. Although their goal-setting is the highest quality, self-reward is not practiced by them. Leadership training in the curriculum may help in growing the leadership quality among medical students.

Key words: Leadership; Medical Students; Doctors; Modern Medicine; Health Care


 
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Sahoo MR, Modak PK, Dash I, Panda M. Perceived leadership quality in 1st-year medical students: A single-center, cross-sectional, and observational study. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(8): 1269-1272. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06322202202072022


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Sahoo MR, Modak PK, Dash I, Panda M. Perceived leadership quality in 1st-year medical students: A single-center, cross-sectional, and observational study. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=72201 [Access: August 03, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06322202202072022


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Sahoo MR, Modak PK, Dash I, Panda M. Perceived leadership quality in 1st-year medical students: A single-center, cross-sectional, and observational study. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(8): 1269-1272. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06322202202072022



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Sahoo MR, Modak PK, Dash I, Panda M. Perceived leadership quality in 1st-year medical students: A single-center, cross-sectional, and observational study. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited August 03, 2022]; 12(8): 1269-1272. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06322202202072022



Harvard Style

Sahoo, M. R., Modak, . P. K., Dash, . I. & Panda, . M. (2022) Perceived leadership quality in 1st-year medical students: A single-center, cross-sectional, and observational study. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (8), 1269-1272. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06322202202072022



Turabian Style

Sahoo, Manas Ranjan, Purab Kalyan Modak, Ipsita Dash, and Monalisa Panda. 2022. Perceived leadership quality in 1st-year medical students: A single-center, cross-sectional, and observational study. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (8), 1269-1272. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06322202202072022



Chicago Style

Sahoo, Manas Ranjan, Purab Kalyan Modak, Ipsita Dash, and Monalisa Panda. "Perceived leadership quality in 1st-year medical students: A single-center, cross-sectional, and observational study." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 1269-1272. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06322202202072022



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Sahoo, Manas Ranjan, Purab Kalyan Modak, Ipsita Dash, and Monalisa Panda. "Perceived leadership quality in 1st-year medical students: A single-center, cross-sectional, and observational study." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.8 (2022), 1269-1272. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06322202202072022



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Sahoo, M. R., Modak, . P. K., Dash, . I. & Panda, . M. (2022) Perceived leadership quality in 1st-year medical students: A single-center, cross-sectional, and observational study. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (8), 1269-1272. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06322202202072022