A Self-Directed in Learning among Undergraduate Nursing Students’ in School of Nursing and Midwifery, TUMS, Tehran, Iran
Education Journal
Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 158-165
Received: Jun. 5, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 16, 2015; Published: Jul. 4, 2015
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Addis Adera Gebru, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Shahrazad Ghiyasvandian, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Noorodin Mohammodi, Department of Critical Care Unit, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Markos Kidane, Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, Unity University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Abstract
Back ground: Teaching-learning contributes to the development of professional values, attitudes and behavior through a partnership of accountability between teacher and learner. Objective: To determine self-directed in learning among undergraduate nursing students’ in School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Method: A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted from Jan, 2013 up to March, 2014 at school of nursing and midwifery of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. A total of 232 undergraduate nursing students’ were involved in the study. Data was collected from selected students through an anonymous self-administrated questionnaire. The questionnaire was divided into two sections including (a) demographic profile and (b) Fisher’s Self-Directed in Learning Readiness questionnaire. Data analysis was carried out by using the latest version of the statistical software package SPSS (Version-21). Descriptive and analytical statistical test were used to analyze the data. Results: A total of 232 participated in study of determination of self-directed in learning among undergraduate nursing students’ in School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. One hundred forty-three participants were female (61.6%), and 89(38.4%) of participants were male. The majority (60.8%) of participants were in the age group of 20 -25 years.. The majority (90.52%) of subjects self-directed in learning readiness were in the level of Self-Control (Score >150). The mean score of self-management, desired for learning, Self-control and the overall SDLR were similar in a student’s (31.84± 6.174; 31.83 ±6.177). Conclusion: Not all students are self-directed, and this study suggests that mature students are more self-directed than that entering nurse education direct from high school.
Keywords
Self-directed Learning, Nursing Students, Iran, Undergraduate Degree
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Addis Adera Gebru, Shahrazad Ghiyasvandian, Noorodin Mohammodi, Markos Kidane, A Self-Directed in Learning among Undergraduate Nursing Students’ in School of Nursing and Midwifery, TUMS, Tehran, Iran, Education Journal. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2015, pp. 158-165. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20150404.13
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