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Table 3 Percentage distribution of Institutional factors for academic satisfaction of participants in selected Ethiopian Universities, Northern Ethiopia February 2021

From: Problem based learning approach increases the academic satisfaction of health science students in Ethiopian universities: a comparative cross sectional study

Variables Number
PBL (n, %)
n = 425
LBL (n, %)
n = 425
Good quality of Instructors
 Yes 324, (76.2)% 307, (72.2)%
 No 101, (23.8)% 118,(27.8)%
Curriculum appropriateness
 Yes 276, (64.9)% 179, (42.1)%
 No 149, (35.1)% 246, (57.9)%
Understanding of learning objectives
 Yes 321, (75.5)% 286, (67.3)%
 No 104, (24.5)% 139, (32.7)%
Helpfulness of the teaching method
 Yes 295, (69.4)% 197, (46.4)%
 No 130, (30.6)% 228, (53.6)%
Student centeredness of the teaching learning process
 Yes 302,(71.1)% 176, (41.4)%
 No 123, (28.9)% 249,(58.6)%
Timely and helpfulness of feedback given
 Yes 298, (70.1)% 172, (40.5)%
 No 127, (29.9)% 253, (59.5)%
Presence of good quality of teaching
 Yes 266, (62.6)% 241, (56.7)%
 No 159, (37.4)% 184, (43.3)%
Presence of good relation with Instructors
 Yes 358, (84.2)% 340, (80)%
 No 67, (15.8)% 85, (20)%
Staff helpfulness
 Yes 211, (49.6)% 196, (46.1)%
 No 214, (50.4)% 229, (53.9)%
Presence of good relation with classmates
 Yes 388, (91.3)% 389, (91.5)%
 No 37, (8.7)% 36, (8.5)%
Acceptance of course contents
 Yes 318, (74.8)% 282, (66.4)%
 No 107, (25.2)% 143, (33.6)%
Suitability of the learning environment
 Yes 342, (80.5)% 338, (79.5)%
 No 83, (19.5)% 87, (20.5)%
Presence of good assessment method
 Yes 284, (66.8)% 234, (55.1)%
 No 141, (33.2)% 191, (44.9)%
Fulfillment of classroom facilities
 Yes 264, (62.1)% 215, (50.6)%
 No 161, (37.9)% 210, (49.4)%
Presence of facilities to support student’s learning
 Yes 140, (32.9)% 142, (33.4)%
 No 285, (67.1)% 283, (66.6)%
Presence of adequate learning equipment
 Yes 314, (73.9)% 246, (57.9)%
 No 111, (26.1)% 179, (42.1)%
Presence of adequate library material & facilities
 Yes 301, (70.8)% 348, (81.9)%
 No 124, (29.2)% 77, (18.1)%
Accessibility of technology in the campus
 Yes 227, (53.4)% 278, (65.4)%
 No 198, (46.6)% 147, (34.6)%