Encouragement and Challenge for Lecturers at Faculty of Medicine in Writing MCQ Questions

Afridatul Luailiayah, Gandes Retno Rahayu, Mora Claramita


Objective: to explore factors that was being a challenge and an encouragement for lecturers in writing MCQ questions.

Methods: This was a content analysis qualitative research. Determination of the research subject was done with a maximum variation purposive sampling that was choosing faculty of medicine at states university with an A accreditation, and faculty of medicine at private university with a B accreditation. Then research subjects was selected from each of these institutions with variations in teaching time, clinical and non-clinical lecturers, active and not active in writing MCQ questions. The amount of research subject was 16. The results of the interview were transcripted and conducted with an open coding using Open Code 4.3 program by a researcher and a research assistant. Coding results were analyzed using a thematic analysis approach.

Results: Results from the qualitative analysis showed factors that was being an encourage for lecturers in writing MCQ questions were the fulfillment of basic needs such as an autonomy, competence, relatedness, and religiosity. While the factors that was being a challenge for lecturers were not fulfilling these basic needs.

Conclusions: Autonomy, competence, relatedness, and religiosity were basic needs that was influence lecturers in writing MCQ questions. If the institutions aimed to conducted appropriate development programs for lecturers, they must pay attention to the basic human needs of life such as autonomy, relatedness, competence and religiosity.

International Journal of Human and Health Sciences Vol. 04 No. 02 April’20 Page : 120-127


Encouragement in writing MCQ questions; challenge in writing MCQ questions; Self- determination Theory; Assessment

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31344/ijhhs.v4i2.187


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