Educational Research in Medical Sciences

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Impact of Jigsaw Technique on Improving University Students’ Self-Concept

Hamidreza Abbasi 1 , Vali Mehdinezhad 2 , * and Mahmoud Shirazi 2
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1 Educational Psychology, Department of Psychology, Zahedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran
2 Department of Psychology, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran
Article information
  • Educational Research in Medical Sciences: June 30, 2019, 8 (1); e92010
  • Published Online: June 18, 2019
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: April 6, 2019
  • Revised: June 1, 2019
  • Accepted: June 3, 2019
  • DOI: 10.5812/erms.92010

To Cite: Abbasi H , Mehdinezhad V , Shirazi M . Impact of Jigsaw Technique on Improving University Students’ Self-Concept, Educ Res Med Sci. 2019 ; 8(1):e92010. doi: 10.5812/erms.92010.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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