Vol - 24, Issue - 03
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-18-12-2019-79
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Abstract : Area of nursing sciences is rapidly growing and updating. This necessity the need to graduate nurse who have the talent of self-directed learning and to incorporate this talent with her learning style. For any professional nurse, continues self-development through self-directed learning is the milestone of her excellence. Consequently, this will be reflected on the quality of nursing care. To investigate the relationship between learning style and readiness for self-directed learning among nursing students at Najran University. Descriptive correlational research design. Nursing colleges at Najran University. Comprehensive sample of all nursing students registered on the nursing program during the second semester 2019. Three tools were used for data collection: Sociodemographic and academic history questionnaire, a modified version of C.I.T.E instrument to asses learning styles and Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale for Nursing Education. Auditory-Visual-Kinesthetic and social individual were major learning style among 87.3% and 84.8% of the nursing student, respectively. Furthermore, 79.2% of them have high readiness for self-directed learning. The mean score for self-control (40.7919± 5.81977) is higher than self-management (39.1371± 6.04123) and desire for learning (40.7919± 5.81977) was the least once. A statistically significant relations between different learning styles and RSDL total score and its constructs was observed. Largest proportion of nursing students at Najran University have high readiness for self-directed learning which is related to the common learning styles among them. Efforts should be directed to enhance self-directed learning among them

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