Document Type : Scientific - Research


1 university of tabriz

2 faculty memeber



The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between educational interactions and academic satisfaction with students’ research self-efficacy. The research population is graduate students of all faculties of basic and engineering sciences of University of Tabriz. Using stratified sampling method in a manner commensurate with the size of the population, 335 people were selected as the sample. Research data collection tools include standard questionnaires of educational interactions (2015), satisfaction with education (2012) and research self-efficacy (2011). The reliability of the research questionnaires based on Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was 0.89, 0.86 and 0.93, respectively. The research method is applied in terms of purpose and based on how the data are collected is a descriptive correlation. Findings show that there is a significant positive relationship between student-student interaction, student-teacher interaction and student-content interaction, as well as educational facilities, curriculum, teaching and learning, university atmosphere, office facilities and policies and procedures with students’ research self-efficacy. Findings indicate that the components of educational interactions as well as the components of policies and procedures, curriculum, questions, educational facilities, teaching and learning from the variable of academic satisfaction can explain students’ research self-efficacy. it can be concluded that interpersonal interactions between students and professors with them, educational policies adopted in the student environment as an important factor in student research self-efficacy. Therefore, it is suggested that officials and professors dedicate part of the educational activities of universities to increasing positive educational interactions and preparing and setting desirable policies so that an important step can be taken in this direction to improve students’ research self-efficacy.


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