RELIABILITY OF SELF DIRECTED LEARNING APTITUDE SURVEY TOOL

  • Tabassum Naveed Assistant Professor and Head of Department of Medical Education, Heavy Industries Taxila, Institute of Medical Sciences, Taxila
  • Naveed Bhatti Assistant Professor and Head of Orthodontics Department, Heavy Industries Taxila Education City, Institute of Medical Sciences, Taxila
Keywords: Self-directed learning, undergraduate medical students and self-directed learning, reliability and self direction

Abstract

Current reforms in medical education support learners who are self-directed. Measurement tools have been used to measure self-direction worldwide in varied situations. A reliable tool has not been used to measure self-direction ability of medical students. A cross sectional study was carried out to collect data from 220 MBBS and BDS students of Women Medical College Abbottabad, from first to final years between the ages of 18-24 years. All the participants were females. Self-directed learning aptitude survey (SDLAS) was administered. Convenient sampling was done to collect data. Data was analyzed on SPSS version 22 for descriptive statistics and Cronbach’s alpha. Cronbach’s alpha for the SDLAS scale and its subscales Self-management, Motivation and Self-monitoring were a= 0.873, 0.771, 0.688 and 0.811 correspondingly. Self-direction of female medical students was reliably measured by self-direction aptitude tool.

Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
Naveed, T., & Bhatti, N. (2017). RELIABILITY OF SELF DIRECTED LEARNING APTITUDE SURVEY TOOL. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 37(4), 601-603. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/26
Section
Medical Education