Objective The professional identity of medical undergraduate and the relationship of achievement motivation and professional identity were investigated. Methods Eight hundred and seventy- eight undergraduates were recruited in this study. Surveys by the Chinese version of the occupational recognition scale and the achievement motivation scale were conducted. Results The data showed that achievement motivation of medical undergraduate could affect professional identity. There was positive relationship of the achievement motivation score with the scores of professional cognize, professional capacity, professional emotion, professional expectation, professional value and professional commitment. The students who in high score of achievement motivation group got higher score in professional capacity, professional emotion and professional expectation. Conclusions The process of establish professional identity of medical undergraduate will be affected by the achievement motivation, teachers should pay more attention to the process of establishing achievement motivation in teaching of medical undergraduate.
Chinese Journal of Medical Education