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Educ Strategy Med Sci 2017, 10(6): 431-437 Back to browse issues page
Self-Directed Learning Readiness and The Associated Contextual Factors Among Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences Students
Mehdi Mirzaei-Alavijeh 1, Behzad Karami-Matin 1, Nasrollah Hosseini 2, Shoaib Rahimi 1, Farzad Jalilian 3
1- Department of Public Health, School of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah. Iran
2- Deputy of Education, Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Public Health, School of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah. Iran , _jalilian@yahoo.com
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Background and Aims: Self-Directed learning readiness defined as a degree that students attitudes, abilities, and personality traits need to learn self-directed. The aim of this study was to determine the status of self- directed learning readiness and its associated contextual factors among Kermanshah University of medical sciences students.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 320 students of Kermanshah University of medical sciences. Simple randomized sampling method was used with probability proportional to size in each school. Data collection was performed by using the Fishers self-directed learning readiness questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS-16 and using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and analytical statistics (chi-square and t-test), at 0.05 significance level.
Results: The mean age of students was 23.13±2.92 years old: %41.7 of students were in a high readiness to self- directed learning. Female students and those, whose mothers had university education had higher readiness to self- directed learning (P<0.05).
Conclusions: Less than half of the students had high readiness to self- directed learning, these findings point to the importance of self- directed learning teaching among students.

Keywords: Self-Management, Desire for Learning, Self-Control, Learning, Teaching
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: New Methods of Teaching in Medical Sciences
Received: 2017/02/23 | Accepted: 2017/06/12 | Published: 2017/10/31
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Mirzaei-Alavijeh M, Karami-Matin B, Hosseini N, Rahimi S, Jalilian F. Self-Directed Learning Readiness and The Associated Contextual Factors Among Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences Students. Educ Strategy Med Sci. 2017; 10 (6) :431-437
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