Self-Directed Learning Readiness among Nursing Students: A Cross Sectional Study

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpn.v6i1.3810

Abstract

Learning brings about changes in the way we act, think and feel. The changes in method in learning,
changes the quality of learning. It may be positive or negative, as in how we adopt it. A descriptive study
was conducted on readiness towards self-directed learning among nursing students, in Sree Gokulam
Nursing College, Venjaramoodu with the objectives; to assess the readiness towards self-directed learning
among nursing students, to compare SDLR score across various streams in nursing and to determine the
association between readiness towards self-directed learning and selected socio demographic variables. The
study used a quantitative approach and was conducted among 200 subjects recruited by total enumeration
sampling technique. Data was collected using a socio demographic proforma and Fisher’s self-directed
learning readiness scale with reliability of 0.8, after concerning the ethical considerations. The results
show that majority (72.5%) had high SDLR score and 55(27.5) had low SDLR score, there was significant
association between readiness towards self-directed learning and previous exposure to self-directed learning
enhancement program (p=0.010).

Published

2020-01-25