Correlation Between Learning Styles and Readiness for Self-Directed Learning Among Nursing Students

Samina Khadim


Background: Learning is a continuous process which occur throughout the individuals’ lives. When one teaches to others, it is a contribution to developing ones’ attitudes, values and behaviors at the professional level while there remains a partnership of accountability between  teacher and learner (Gebru, Sh, & Mohammadi, 2015).

Professional development in nursing demands the acquisition of skills that promote continuing and lifelong learning outside the formal education Programme for the purpose of keeping well informed with new knowledge and skills applying to professional nursing practice. Self-directed learning is one such vital skill identified as crucial for students and nursing practitioners (Rensburg & Botma, 2015.Objective: To see the association between learning styles and readiness for self-directed among nursing students.Method: A correlational research design was used for this study. The study was carried out among 0ne hundred and forty nursing students in University of Lahore. Convenient sampling technique was used,   and adopted questionnaire was distributed among participants.Results: There was the significant positive correlation between learning styles and readiness for self-directed. Which was checked by Pearson correlation test on SPSS version 23.The significant correlation value was 1 and.233.The significant value was >0.05.Conclusion: Findings of the study concluded that learning Styles and readiness for self-directed had significant positive correlation with each other.

Keywords. Learning Styles, Self-directed learning, Readiness,Self-Efficacy, part Time Education.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/62-15

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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