Midwifery Students’ Self-Directed Learning Readiness

Azmoude, Elham and Karimi Moonaghi, Hossein (2015) Midwifery Students’ Self-Directed Learning Readiness. sdmej, 12 (3).

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Background & Objective: Due to the increasing development of knowledge and constant encountering of new dimensions of modern treatment-care procedures, the ability to use selfdirected learning methods is considered as an important professional competency for midwifery students. Thus, evaluation of factors effective on the self-directed learning procedure is of grave importance. The aim of this study was to determine the readiness of midwifery students of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran, for self-directed learning and identify its effective factors. Methods: In this descriptive, analytical study, 170 undergraduate, and master's students in midwifery and PhD students in reproductive health participated. Data gathering instruments included Fisher's Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS) and the Effective Factors on Self-Directed Learning Inventory. Data were analyzed using SPSS software and descriptive and inferential statistical methods. Results: The mean age of the participants was 24.03 ± 5.71 years. In addition, 70.7% of students had high scores in SDLRS. There were significant differences in students’ SDLRS scores based on educational degree, age, degree of interest in the educational field, marital status, and occupation (P < 0.05). Conclusion: The results showed that individuals at risk of low self-directed learning capability can be identified based on degree of interest in their educational field, age, marital status, and occupation. Key Words: Self-directed learning, Self-management, Self-control, Desire for learning, Midwifery studen

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Strides in Development of Medical Education
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2019 08:38
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 08:38
URI: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/30919

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