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The Self-Directed Learning Readiness Level of the Undergraduate Students of Midwife and Nurse in Terms of Sustainability in Nursing and Midwifery Education

Department of Health Management, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Akdeniz, Antalya 07000, Turkey
Sustainability 2018, 10(10), 3574; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103574
Received: 13 August 2018 / Revised: 19 September 2018 / Accepted: 25 September 2018 / Published: 7 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability in Leadership and Education)
Self-directed learning is a necessary skill for students and workers to remain lifelong learners. Being self-directed in learning allows nurses to stay elastic, open to change and sustain their, professional development. The aim of this study was to determine the level of self-directed learning readiness of undergraduate students of nursing and midwifery. This study also investigated whether there were associations between the level of self-directed learning readiness and selected demographic variables such as gender, department, academic level and monthly income in the undergraduate students. Quantitative research method was used in this research. A total of 398 students participated in this survey conducted at the Faculty of Health Sciences of University of Amasya. The Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS) that was developed by Fisher et al., was used. In the data analysis, descriptive statistics, Kruskal Wallis H test and Mann Whitney U test were applied. In this study, it was revealed that nursing and midwifery students had relatively high self-directed learning readiness. However, students received the lowest score for the self-management dimension, which indicates that students need support in self-management skills. As a result of the Mann Whitney U test, it was put forward that there were statistically significant differences in level of self-directed learning readiness based on gender and department. As a result of the Kruskal Wallis H test, it was found that there was no difference in level of self-directed learning readiness based on monthly income variable. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-directed learning; lifelong learning; sustainability; occupational development sustainability; nursing and midwifery; bachelor degree self-directed learning; lifelong learning; sustainability; occupational development sustainability; nursing and midwifery; bachelor degree
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Örs, M. The Self-Directed Learning Readiness Level of the Undergraduate Students of Midwife and Nurse in Terms of Sustainability in Nursing and Midwifery Education. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3574.

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